The Resource The Canterville ghost, Oscar Wilde, (electronic resource)

The Canterville ghost, Oscar Wilde, (electronic resource)

Label
The Canterville ghost
Title
The Canterville ghost
Statement of responsibility
Oscar Wilde
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Oscar Wilde's spooky tale of a genteel English ghost clashing with a brash American family is endearing, hilarious, and perfect reading for all ages Canterville Chase possesses all of the trappings of a standard haunted country house-including large suits of armor and Gothic paneled library walls. However, it soon becomes difficult to ignore the spooky signs that "Sir Simon" is haunting the house-the usual Halloween fare of rattling chains and bloodstains. Surprisingly, and hilariously, the Otises, a modern American family, refuse to be scared; despite all of Sir Simon's best flamboyant efforts and costume changes: stain remover is deployed to clean bloodstains and oil is applied to clanking chains. Instead, the poor revenant is faced with practical jokes from the two young twins in the family-and seeks solace by befriending 15-year-old Virginia instead. Told from the unusual point of view of the ghost rather than the haunted party, it bears the trademark Wildean moral message but the message is carried lightly in this entertaining, amusing, and heart-warming Christmas story. Two other Wilde short stories are included: "The Sphinx Without a Secret" and "Lord Arthur Saville's Crime."
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1854-1900
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Wilde, Oscar
Dewey number
823.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Haunted houses
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Canterville ghost, Oscar Wilde, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11718147
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11718147
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11718147
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Canterville ghost, Oscar Wilde, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11718147
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11718147
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11718147
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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