The Canterville Ghost
by Oscar Wilde
Publisher: John W. Luce and Company 1906
Number of pages: 142
Oscar Wilde was a major celebrity in the late Victorian era. He was a playwright, novelist, poet, and short story writer. Wilde spent two years in a hard labor prison after being convicted of gross indecency. The Canterville Ghost is a novella parody featuring an ambassador and a spirit. The ambassador moves his family into a castle, which is known to be haunted.
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by Oscar Wilde - Project Gutenberg
Farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major theme is the triviality with which it treats institutions.
by Oscar Wilde - Simpkin, Marshall Hamilton, Kent
Story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. Written in a dazzling manner, full of stinging epigrams and shrewd observations, the tale of Dorian Gray's moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared.
by Oscar Wilde - Methuen
Wilde, more famous as a playwright or prisoner than as a poet, invites readers to meet an unknown and intimate figure. The poetry of his formative years includes the elegy to his young sister and the grieving lyric at the death of his father.
by Oscar Wilde - John Lane Co.
The play tells in one act the Biblical story of Salome, stepdaughter of Herod Antipas, who, to her stepfather's dismay, requests the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter as a reward for dancing the dance of the seven veils.