When the Otises learn that the house is indeed haunted, they succeed in victimizing the ghost and in disregarding age-old British traditions.
Lord Canterville, the previous owner of the house, warns.
Subject: Charming, charming and amusing tale beautifully read.
Wilde's own experience on the lecture circuit in the United States undoubtedly helped him ridicule stereotypical American behavior.Reviewer: Pleiades357 - - January 23, 2011.Reviewer: TwinkieToes - - December 2, 2016.Words, anti dog mosquito whistle 1.0 you might not know: anarchism, cheque, lord, tine, painlessly, telepathy, unpleasantly, churchman, unfashionable, shilling, duchess, remover, fashioned, hoy, restful, toxicology, headless, leaning, repaint, unkind, teacup, anarchist, painless, fiancee, boo, antarctic, hind.Subject: The poor ghost.
Indeed, one of the major themes in the story is the culture clash between a sixteenth-century English ghost and a late nineteenth-century American family.
Humorous tale with a touching ending, wonderfully read by David Barnes.
A great pleasure to listen to!
The next night, when the ghost began to walk again, the father suggested him lubricate the chain by oil.
What is an old-fashioned ghost to do, when the new inhabitants of the house refuse to be frightened?Otis that the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville has haunted it ever since he killed his wife, Eleonore, three centuries before.The Canterville Ghost is a parody featuring a dramatic spirit named Sir Simon and the United States minister (ambassador) to the Court.He has killed many generations who lived there.Reviewer: Philippe Horak - - May 11, 2008.