Many consider "The Canterville Ghost" the most famous ghost story of all time. It is a parody featuring a dramatic spirit named Sir Simon and an American ambassador named Mr. Hiram B. Otis. Mr. Otis travels to England with his family and moves into a haunted castle. Lord Canterville, the previous owner of the castle, warns Mr. Otis that the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville has haunted the castle ever since he killed his wife, Eleonore, centuries ago. But Mr. Otis dismisses the ghost story as bunk and disregards Lord Canterville's warnings.
Over the years, there have been many adaptations of this story for movies, TV and even for the Opera.
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a concise, deftly crafted snippet of wilde.
a seemingly simple tale told with sly humour and a mastery of language.
Excellent - and very funny - ghost story.
The Canterville Ghost
Wonderful - delightful - clever. I thoroughly enjoyed it.