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The Canterville Ghost
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date March 21, 2014
Pages 42
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781497389588
ISBN-10 1497389585
Dimensions 0.11 by 6 by 9 in.
Original list price $5.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: “Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”
Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost

"The Canterville Ghost" is a popular short story by Oscar Wilde, widely adapted for the screen and stage. It was the first of Wilde's stories to be published, appearing in the magazine The Court and Society Review in February 1887. It was later included in a collection of short stories entitled Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories in 1891.

The story of the Canterville Ghost takes place in an old English country house, Canterville Chase, which has all the accoutrements of a traditional haunted house. Descriptions of the wainscoting, the library panelled in black oak, and the armour in the hallway characterize the Gothic setting. Wilde mixes the macabre with comedy, juxtaposing devices from traditional English ghost stories such as creaking floorboards, clanking chains, and ancient prophecies with symbols of contemporary American consumerism.

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With Wallace Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde | from Createspace Independent Pub (March 21, 2014)
9781497389588 | details & prices | 42 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.11 in. | List price $5.99
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