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 - 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 - 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 - Methuen & Co.
This book revolves around the differences between people of various cultures and social classes. The motif of the sanctity and the priority of duty are common themes to all the stories. The book brings out Wilde's fascination with the supernatural.
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.