A terrifying ghost is haunting the ancient mansion of Canterville Chase, complete with creaking floorboards, clanking chains and gruesome disguises - but the new occupants seem strangely undisturbed by his presence. Deftly contrasting the conventional gothic ghost story with the pragmatism of the modern world, Wilde creates a gently comic fable of the conflict between old and new. Rupert Degas' hilarious reading brings the absurdity and theatricality of the story to life.
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Very comedic novella by Oscar Wilde
I really enjoyed this novella; it was very amusing and frequently made me chuckle. Definitely recommend this book to anyone who wishes to enjoy a short, humorous novella!
Hilarious but poignant
The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde.
Very enjoyable Classic short story.
Made want to watch the 1944 film, starring amongst others, Charles Laughton, again & will also try and watch for the 1st time, the 1996 remake, with Patrick Stewart, that appears to follow the book, more than the original film.