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Lde s stories to be published appearing in two parts in The Court and Society Review 23 February and 2 March 1887 The story is about an American family who move to a castle haunted by the ghost of a ead nobleman who killed his wife and was starved to Memoir of a Misfit death by his wife s brothers It has been adapted for the stage and screen several times 2000 1390 136 9786006298023 19 The original Wilde Thingoes it againSeriouslyhow Looking for the Toffees does one not love on Oscar Wilde when he s throwingown the snarkyin this case and in proper British fashion against cocky adolescent cultured Americans and their starched lip tradition trapped English cousins A bounty of clever from start to finish Wilde s tale is charming engaging and pitch perfect For a story less than 30 pages long Wilde accomplishes so much using scalpel like precision in both his language and his plotting to tell a story with a little bit of everything The funny is considerable the sadness and softer emotions are amply represented and the brilliance is ubiuitous throughout My sole complaint is that I wish it were a bit longer as I would have loved for Wilde to give himself time with these people and this setting PLOT SUMMARYBriefly since this is a short storyA family of flag flaunting United Staters acuire an historic English mansion from the thoroughly prim thoroughly British Lord Canterville Throw in a murderous aesthetically minded ghost with a penchant for high rama and theater and you have a classic joy inducing tale of clashing cultures progress vs tradition and Wilde s self mockery of his own philosophy of ecadent aestheticism Andas an added bonus that few beyond Wilde could have accomplished in this setting you also have subtler themes of a The Gulag Handbook deeper nature running through the narrative such as penance forgiveness and redemption THOUGHTSI am a Wilde enthusiast though my knowledge of his work is limited to this piece and The Picture of Dorian Gray both of which I have loved His prose speaks to me and I find his comedic orientation and verbal bitchiness to be hand in glove with my own sense of humor His timing andelivery make me smile whether he s commenting on his countrymen as having really everything in common with America nowadays except of course language to the reciting the casual arrogance of Mr Otis s response when Lord Canterville tries to The Beckoning Lady (Albert Campion dissuade him from acuiring the haunted estate I will take the furniture and the ghost at a valuation I have come from a modern country where we have everything that money can buy and with all our spry young fellows painting the Old World red and carrying off your best actors and primaonnas I reckon that if there were such a thing as a ghost in Europe we Will in the World d have it at home in a very short time in one of our public museums or on the road as a show Wilde s humor is like a hammer wrapped in silk coveredown It floats gracefully into your ear and then sucker punches you with its meaning Here Wilde even aims his high powered criticism at himself as the ghost Sir Simon is a thinly veiled reflection of the author Initially we see Sir Simon this artisitc spook with flair and panache as a victim of the boorish Yankees who have invaded his haunt and who are totally unmoved by any of his scare tactics They apply stain remover to the recurring blood stains oil his chains to avoid excessively rattling and medicate his evil laugh after mistaking it for coughing For them he is simply a problem to solve It seems our artist can t get a break and Wilde has us sympathizing with the frustrated spectre But Wilde slowly starts to show us that the ghost is far from innocent We learn of his previous murders and his complete amorailty and self centeredness Wilde slowly closes the trap and we begin to see the truth behind the ghost s genteel facade One line in particular that struck me was when he casually admitted to killed his wife because she was very plain never had my ruffs properly starched and knew nothing about cookery It s almost a throwaway line but it really June Fourth Elegies drove home for me the character of Sir SimonNowon t go thinking based on the above that this is really a serious tale The humor is steady throughout and I was pretty much smiling from beginning to end reading Wilde s on target wit What a monstrous climate said the American Minister calmly as he lit a long cheroot I guess the old country is so overpopulated that they have not enough Baby and Child Vegetarian Recipes decent weather for everybody It s just that Wilde adds enough little splashes ofepth of emotion to make the entire story resonant and ultimately enjoyable Yes The Confabulist death 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 to morrow To forget time to forget life to be at peace You can t ask for better than that I want to make one final comment about Wilde s skill as it relates to his creative use of the setting As you read theescription of Canterville Chase you see a litany of characteristics that paint it as the uintessential gothic mansion Stone gargoyles secret passageways paintings of the previous Canterville residents and even the stereotypical suit of armor as Der Illusionist d cor enhancer Throw in someark wood and stained glass windows and you have a haunted house clich that should be gloomy and positively oozing Enticing (PI Men to the Rescue dreadBut is it Of course notWilde simply uses this benckmark so he can uickly and effectively turn it on its head SoI loved this and I thought how Wilde took what started as a satire on the uncouthness of Americans and the stale traditionalism of the English and turned it into something uplifting by marrying the best attributes of both was inspired I just wish it had been longer and the story had had a little time to breathe I can t wait to read of his work 45 stars HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION. Rtantes escritorese todos los tiempos onde se combinan el terror el humor la aventura y la crítica social.
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Review in English and in SpanishPersonally I loved this short novel by Oscar Wilde When I was little I had the opportunity to see an adaptation in cartoons of this work and I loved it and thanks to reading this story I was able to relive this story again I like that it is something Ask the Past dark and that the characters are satirical since this generates a balance within the work I recommended it for its landscapes characters and plots A En lo personal me encanto esta novela cortae Oscar Wilde Cuando era peue a tuve la oportunidad Riding Class (Saddle Club, de ver una adaptaci n en caricaturase esta obra y la amaba y gracias a leer este cuento pude revivir esta historia Silver Stirrups (Saddle Club, de nuevo Me gusta ue sea algo oscura y ue los personajes sean sat ricos ya ue esto genera un euilibrioentro Different Class de la obra La recomend por su paisajes personajes y tramas A A wonderful ghost storyThe Canterville Ghost is aelightful gentle horror story The story s set in Canterville Chase which for many centuries has been haunted by the ghost of Sir Simon An American minister and his family moves in and it is no longer normal for the resident ghost The story is also about how an act of kindness can help even ghosts find peaceThis one s a fun read The Canterville Ghost is a charming tale one of Oscar Wilde s best It is a ghost story a comedy and a romance all rolled into one told with the offbeat rolling wit that only Wilde can tellAn American family moves into a haunted mansion in England but it is they who torment the ghost with their irrepressible irreverence finally Short Stories by Roald Dahl driving the phantom toespair The lovely charming Goldilocks the Three Bears daughter of the family strikes up a friendship with the ghost freeing it with her prayer and tearsIt is a tragic tale with a happy ending a wonderful story for all ages What a lovely ghost story this was This turned out to be the cutest ghost story for me latelyI have read Wilde the novelist this time his story also made a mark When an American minister bought Canterville Chase A British Mansion everyone said it was a foolishecision because the place was haunted and there was no oubt in it But the American minister believed and said that there was no such thing as a ghost and I guess the laws of nature are not going to be suspended for the British aristocracy Listening to it the owner of the Canterville replied If you on t mind a ghost in the house It is all right Only you must remember I warned you A few weeks after the purchase was concluded and the family of the American minister shifted to the Canterville ChaseThen there begins the holy terror of a ghost There appears a red blood stain in the sitting room which comes again and again even after wiping it multiple times An old man of terrible aspect his eyes as red burning coal long gray hair fell over his shoulder in a matted coil soiled and ragged garments with antiue cut wrists and ankles hung with heavy manacles and rusty gyves appears and terrorises the minister s family Many fearful things happened but I was not affrighted as a reader In fact I enjoyed Ghost s terrorizing the family There was an obvious reason behind it The most charming thing about this story is the wit and humor that is wonderfully incorporated by Wilde in this ghostly plotNot only this family faces new experiences in this mansion this strange ghost also faces some odd but very curious experiences with this family that he had never faced in a brilliant and uninterrupted career of three hundred yearsThis was a refreshing treat as a uick read A Socialist Realism delightful story written in a very witty way The mostelightful and colorful character of the story is the Ghost itself and you can surely fall in love with him I finally got around to reading this I heard about it as a child and never read it Oscar is charming and his writing is funny and he tells a good storyThere is a horrid ghost in a large Manor home in England Everyone is terrified of this Canterville Ghost One I Look Up To... Michelle Obama day the Canterville s sell the home ghost included to some Americans The Americans move in and the ghostoes not scare them in the least The blood stain is simply cleaned up Doctor Extraño day afteray There are two twins who terrify the ghost itself and the ghost is so scared of the Americans that he gets epressed and wants to ie I think it s funny Oscar s idea of Americans and their brashness and not going by the rules of aristocracyIt is a scary story with humor thrown in and turns the genre upside Never Tell down It s a uick read I want to read Oscar Wilde books I love his prose and style and he has a strong voice Howoes one get that kind of confidenceThe US is still like the young kid on the block as far as the world stage goes We are having some teenage growing pains It s interesting to see that perspective play out in the story Great satire about an English ghost being outwitted by some modern Americans Mr Otis and his family who bought Canterville Chase Is there salvation for the ghost in the end Funny ghost story with many satirical elements the bloodstain and fine allusions eg on Fuseli s Nightmare A real classic with well Feminism is for Everybody drawn characters Recommended for everybody not only Oscar Wilde fans This is Oscar Wilde s first published story in 1887 a year before The Happy Prince and five years after he travelled in the USA It features his oft misuoted line We have really everything in common with America nowadays except of course language It s a curiosity funny but mostly not in a Wildean way ghostly but not remotely scary overdoing some stereotypes Americans and underdoing others what ghosts can feel and Deterring Democracy do not uite a children s story but not really an adult one long for a short story but too short for a novella But who needs labelsHiram B Otis an American as if you couldn t guess buys an English haunted house and moves in with his wife and four children They come from a modern Un antiguo castillo inglés ele Canterville ha sido vendido a una rica familia norteamericana la el embaja.
Ountry so have no fear because they on t believe in ghostsIdyllic summer They heard a wood pigeon brooding over its own sweet voice or saw Hunters Heart deep in the rustling fern the burnished breast of the pheasant Little suirrels peered at them from the beech trees as they went by and the rabbits scudded away through the brushwood and over the mossy knolls with their white tails in the air But As they entered the avenue of Canterville Chase however the sky became suddenly overcast with clouds a curious stillness seemed to hold the atmosphere a great flight of rooks passed silently over their heads and before they reached the house some bigrops of rain had fallen PragmatismThere s a bloodstain on the floor which allegedly cannot be removed but it succumbs to the power of Pinkerton s Champion Stain Remover Only to reappear next ay The rational mindset prevails Even when an encounter forces reluctant belief they are not scared Seeing a ghost of terrible aspect Mr Otis only concern is the noise of the clanking chains so he proffers Tammany Rising Sun Lubricator which the ghost thinks insulting Worse still three of the children are forever trying to catch him out and trip him up Literally They have no respectIllustration I ain t afraid of no ghost Ghostbusters 1984Whereas Wilde shows comedy in pragmatism towards ghosts in 1961 the Chinese Communist party used it for propaganda as I found when I read Stories about Not Being Afraid of Ghosts immediately after this see my review HERE It s a strange collectionTheatricalThe ghost a veritable ghoul of 300 years proud standing has many elaborate costumes and characters He is conscientious of his solemn uty to appear at regular intervals and with the enthusiastic egotism of the true artist remembers his most celebrated performances The family s refusal to be scared and their active attempts to outwit him leave him humiliated angry and vengeful SlapstickIt all turns rather slapstick Home Alone came to mind which may be far off the mark as I ve only seen it once or twice many years ago and no one is alone in this story Illustration He met with a severe fall Sympathetic villainI started to feel story for this ghost even though he had murdered his wife the very Nazi Gold darkness seemed to loathe him as he passed EarnestOne of the childrenoesn t join in the taunting and traps When she meets the ghost and suggests that If you behave yourself no one will annoy you the Mr Majeika and the School Inspector dialogue could be between Jack and Algy in The Importance of Being Earnest see my review HERE It is absurd asking me to behave myself uite absurd I must rattle my chains and groan through keyholes and walk about at night if that is what you mean It is my only reason for existingIt is no reason at all for existing and you know you have been very wickedIllustration Almond blossom from van GoughGarden of Death You must weep with me for my sins because I have no tears and pray with me for my soul because I have no faith Towards the end the tone changesramatically The humour evaporates and is replaced with tears and metaphors Wilde s stories of The Selfish Giant and The Nightingale and the Rose came to mind There is even a barren tree that bears blossoms and a nightingale As with those the ultimate message is that love is powerful than Selected Poems death Oddities and linksThis joke felt out of character My father will be only too happy to give you a free passage and though there is a heavyuty on spirits of every kind there will be no ifficulty about the Custom House as the officers are all Democrats I was surprised to learn that this story has inspired at least two heavy metal songs The Canterville Ghost by Austrian symphonic metal band Edenbridge Lyrics here and a recording here Dark Depth by Serbian thrash metal band Alister Lyrics here and a recording here Charles Laughton starred in a film version in 1944 etails on imdb here Also Sir John Gielgud in 1986 Doctor Strange, Vol. 2 details on imdb hereIon t think I ve seen either You can read the story with illustrations on Gutenberg hereIllustration Suddenly there leaped out two figures A Victorian ghost story by Oscar Wilde 45 stars Wilde eftly combines an occasionally grisly haunting old fashioned sentiment a small roplet of romance and a large helping of The Train Robbers dry wit in this 1887 novella about a rather brash American family that buys a haunted mansion in Victorian England This story makes fun of some British and American stereotypes of theay but is oddly touching at the same timeMr Otis the American Minister whatever that means or meant moves his family into a mansion called Canterville Chase No Reason To Die despite earnest warnings from the prior owner Lord Canterville a man of the most punctilious honour about the ghost that s been haunting the home for 300 years since 1584 Mr Otisismisses the story stating categorically that there s no such thing as a ghostThe Otis family the parents an older son christened Washington by his parents in a moment of patriotism which he never ceased to regret a gravely sweet 15 year old Naked Risk (Shatterproof daughter named Virginia and two younger twin boys who would give Red Chief a run for his money has a surprise coming There is in fact a ghost and like a true artiste he takes a greateal of pride in his work you know appearing in various bloody guises breaking up engagements Raking The Ashes driving people to suicide and such Itoesn t take the Otis family long to admit they were wrong about the existence of ghosts But the ghost too has a surprise or two coming It s a bit predictable perhaps but great fun for a ghost story and a uick light and enjoyable read I love Oscar Wilde s brand of humor Read it online or Ellie (Ellie, download it free here at Project Gutenberg The illustrated version has some wonderful oldrawings The Canterville Ghost Oscar Wilde The Canterville Ghost is a novella by Oscar Wilde It was the first of Wi. 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Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel Known for his biting wit and a plentitude of aphorisms he became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London and one of the greatest celebrities of his day Several of his plays continue to be widely performed especially The Importance of Being