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The Canterville Ghost

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The Canterville Ghost

  1. 1. SummarySummary The Canterville Ghost is a novel by Oscar Wilde. It wasThe Canterville Ghost is a novel by Oscar Wilde. It was the first of Wilde's stories to be published, appearing inthe first of Wilde's stories to be published, appearing in two parts in the Court and Society Review, 23 Febrruarytwo parts in the Court and Society Review, 23 Febrruary and 2 March 1887. The story is about an American familyand 2 March 1887. The story is about an American family who moves to a castle haunted by the ghost of a deadwho moves to a castle haunted by the ghost of a dead nobleman, who killed his wife and was starved to deathnobleman, who killed his wife and was starved to death by his wife's brothers. The story begins when theby his wife's brothers. The story begins when the American Minister Mr Otis amd his family move intoAmerican Minister Mr Otis amd his family move into Canterville Chase, despite warnings from LordCanterville Chase, despite warnings from Lord Canterville that the house is haunted.The Otis familyCanterville that the house is haunted.The Otis family includes Mr and Mrs Otis, their eldest son Washington,includes Mr and Mrs Otis, their eldest son Washington, their daughter Virginia and the Otis twins.their daughter Virginia and the Otis twins.
  2. 2. The other characters include the Canterville Ghost, theThe other characters include the Canterville Ghost, the Duke of Chestire (who wants to marry Virginia), MrsDuke of Chestire (who wants to marry Virginia), Mrs Umney (the housekeeper), and Rev Augustus Dampier.Umney (the housekeeper), and Rev Augustus Dampier. At first, none of the Otis family believe in ghosts, butAt first, none of the Otis family believe in ghosts, but shortly after they move in, none of them can deny theshortly after they move in, none of them can deny the presence of the ghost Sir Simon de Canterville. Althoughpresence of the ghost Sir Simon de Canterville. Although it seems a scary story Oscar Wilde perfectly mixes theit seems a scary story Oscar Wilde perfectly mixes the macabre with comedy. The most colourful character inmacabre with comedy. The most colourful character in the story is undoubtedly the ghost himself, Sir Simon,the story is undoubtedly the ghost himself, Sir Simon, who can't make them feel afraid of him. In the end,who can't make them feel afraid of him. In the end, thanks to Virginia's ability to accept Sir Simon, we learnthanks to Virginia's ability to accept Sir Simon, we learn that the ghost was tortured by his wife's brothersthat the ghost was tortured by his wife's brothers because he had killed her.because he had killed her.
  3. 3. WriterWriter Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was anOscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, heIrish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is bestbecame one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, andremembered for his epigrams and plays, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the circumstances of his criminal conviction for homosexuality, imprisonment, andthe circumstances of his criminal conviction for homosexuality, imprisonment, and early death at age 46.early death at age 46. Some of his works: ●Ravenna (1878) ●Poems (1881) ●The Happy Prince and Other Stories (1888, fairy stories) ●Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories (1891, stories) ●A House of Pomegranates (1891, fairy stories) ●Intentions (1891, essays and dialogues on aesthetics) ●The Picture of Dorian Gray (first published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine July 1890, in book form in 1891; novel) ●The Soul of Man under Socialism (1891, political essay) ●Lady Windermere's Fan (1892, play) ●A Woman of No Importance (1893, play) ●An Ideal Husband (performed 1895, published 1898; play) ●The Importance of Being Earnest (performed 1895, published 1898; play) ●De Profundis (written 1897, published variously 1905, 1908, 1949, 1962; epistle) ●The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898, poem)
  4. 4. ReviewReview We think that it is a really funny book that allWe think that it is a really funny book that all students should read. The story is interestingstudents should read. The story is interesting and unusual. This book is cheap and costsand unusual. This book is cheap and costs 11.99$. It is a science- fiction book.11.99$. It is a science- fiction book.
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