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The Canterville Ghost
Oscar Wilde
  • Published: 1 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9789888341153
  • Imprint: Astra Publishing House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 48

The Canterville Ghost



The house at Canterville Chase has been haunted for centuries–but that isn’t about to stop the determined American family who has come to live there. In fact, even when evidence of the haunting proves indisputable, they remain undaunted, and take to teasing and pranking the poor old ghost, until he’s at his wits’ end. This satirically funny case of ghostly culture shock won’t get resolved until young Virginia learns that love can be stronger than fear.Here is whimsical ghost story turned on its head, from the renowned Victorian writer Oscar Wilde, sure to delight anyone not otherwise trapped in an ethereal plane.

  • Published: 1 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9789888341153
  • Imprint: Astra Publishing House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 48

About the author

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was born in Dublin on 16 October 1854. He studied at Trinity College, Dublin and Magdalen College, Oxford. He then lived in London and married Constance Lloyd in 1884. Wilde was a leader of the Aesthetic Movement. He became famous because of the immense success of his plays such as Lady Windemere's Fan and The Importance of Being Earnest. His only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, was first published in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890 but was revised in 1891 after moralistic negative reviews.

After a public scandal involving Wilde's relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas, he was sentenced to two years' hard labour in Reading Gaol for 'gross indecency'. His poem The Ballad of Reading Gaol was published anonymously in 1898. Wilde never lived in England again and died at the age of forty-six in Paris on 30 November 1900. He is buried in Père Lachaise cemetery where admirers often leave the lipstick marks of kisses on his tomb.

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