By Oscar Wilde
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The Canterville Ghost is a popular short story by Oscar Wilde, widely adapted for the screen and stage. The Canterville Ghost was the first of Oscar Wilde's stories to be published; in February 1887. The Canterville Ghost was later included in a collection of short stories - many film and TV productions have been based on the story. The story of the Canterville Ghost takes place in an old English country house, Canterville Chase, which has all the accoutrements of a traditional haunted house. Descriptions of the wainscotting, the library paneled in black oak, and the armor in the hallway characterize the Gothic setting and help Oscar Wilde clash the Old World with the New...
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The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde: Typical of the style of the English Decadents, the gothic atmosphere reveals Oscar Wilde's fascination with the macabre. Yet Oscar Wilde mixes the macabre with comedy, juxtaposing devices from traditional English ghost stories such as creaking floorboards, clanking chains, and ancient prophecies with symbols of modern American consumerism. Oscar Wilde’s Gothic setting helps emphasize the contrast between cultures—setting modern Americans in what could arguably be a classic symbol of British history—and underscores the "modern" thinking of the house's mismatched residents, the Otises...
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The story The Canterville Ghost begins when Mr Otis's family shifted to Canterville Chase, despite warnings from Lord Canterville that the house is haunted. The Otis family includes Mr. and Mrs. Otis, their daughter Virginia, twin boys and their oldest son Washington. At the onset of the tale The Canterville Ghost, not one member of the Otis family believes in ghosts, but shortly after they move in, none of them can deny the presence of Sir Simon (The Ghost). The family hears clanking chains, they witness re-appearing bloodstains "on the floor just by the fireplace", and they see strange apparitions in various forms... (Summary from Wikipedia)
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