The Canterville Ghost
by Oscar Wilde
Publisher: The Court and Society Review 1887
Number of pages: 42
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 - eBooks@Adelaide
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
The play premiered in 1893 at London's Haymarket Theatre. It is a testimony of Wilde's wit and his brand of dark comedy. It looks in particular at English upper class society and has been reproduced on stages in Europe and America since his death.
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.
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