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The Canterville ghost and other stories

Mr. Hiram B. Otis travels to England with his family and moves into a haunted country house. Lord Canterville, the previous owner of the house, warns Mr. Otis that the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville has haunted it ever since he killed his wife, Eleonore, three centuries before. But Mr. Otis dismisses the ghost story as bunk and disregards Lord Canterville's warnings. When the Otises learn that the house is indeed haunted, they succeed in victimizing the ghost and in disregarding age-old British traditions. What emerges is a satire of American materialism, a lampoon of traditional British values, and an amusing twist on the traditional gothic horror tale.

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  • "Cantoville [sic] ghost"
  • "Fantasma di Canterville"@it
  • "Modèle millionnaire en témoignage d'admiration"
  • "Canterville-i kisértet"
  • "Crime de Lord Arthur Savile, étude sur le devoir"
  • "Prince heureux"
  • "Canterville' i vaim"@en
  • "Fantasma de Canterville"@es
  • "Fantasma de Canterville"
  • "Gespenst von Canterville"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville"
  • "Ghost of Canterville"
  • "[Teils., dt.]"
  • "Géant Egoïste et autres contes"
  • "Canterville ghost"
  • "Il fantasma di Canterville"
  • "Lord Arthur Savile's crime"
  • "Sammlung"
  • "Pêcheur et son âme"
  • "Model millionaire"

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  • "Les mésaventures cocasses d'un odieux fantôme anglais persécuté par la famille d'américains sceptiques devenue propriétaire du château qu'il hante depuis 3 siècles."
  • "Mr. Hiram B. Otis travels to England with his family and moves into a haunted country house. Lord Canterville, the previous owner of the house, warns Mr. Otis that the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville has haunted it ever since he killed his wife, Eleonore, three centuries before. But Mr. Otis dismisses the ghost story as bunk and disregards Lord Canterville's warnings. When the Otises learn that the house is indeed haunted, they succeed in victimizing the ghost and in disregarding age-old British traditions. What emerges is a satire of American materialism, a lampoon of traditional British values, and an amusing twist on the traditional gothic horror tale."@en
  • "Oscar Wilde's spooky tale of a genteel English ghost clashing with a brash American family is endearing, hilarious, and perfect reading for all ages Canterville Chase possesses all of the trappings of a standard haunted country houseincluding large suits of armor and Gothic paneled library walls. However, it soon becomes difficult to ignore the spooky signs that Sir Simon is haunting the housethe usual Halloween fare of rattling chains and bloodstains. Surprisingly, and hilariously, the Otises, a modern American family, refuse to be scared; despite all of Sir Simon's best flamboyant efforts and costume changes: stain remover is deployed to clean bloodstains and oil is applied to clanking chains. Instead, the poor revenant is faced with practical jokes from the two young twins in the familyand seeks solace by befriending 15-year-old Virginia instead. Told from the unusual point of view of the ghost rather than the haunted party, it bears the trademark Wildean moral message but the message is carried lightly in this entertaining, amusing, and heart-warming Christmas story. Two other Wilde short stories are included: The Sphinx Without a Secret and Lord Arthur Saville's Crime."@en
  • "An amusing chronicle of the tribulations of the Ghost of Canterville Chase when his ancestral halls became the home of the American Minister to the Court of St. James."@en
  • "Oscar Wilde was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London, and a bonafide cultural icon. 'The Canterville Ghost' was his first published story, and is now one of his most popular, having been adapted many times. Many of the earliest ghost stories, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork."@en
  • "Cross Roads Theatre, Irma Gordon Dumville presents "The Canterville Ghost," by Tom Taggart, directed by Cecil Willis, based on a story by Oscar Wilde, produced by special arrangement with Samuel French."
  • "Les malheurs d'un fantôme qui aimerait bien effrayer une famille qui lui offre de l'huile pour lubrifier ses chaînes car celles-ci sont trop bruyantes la nuit et empêchent tout le monde de dormir."
  • "An amusing chronicle of the tribulations of the Ghost of Canterville Chase when its ancestral halls become the home of Hiram Otis, the American Minister to the Court of St. James. Deftly contrasting the conventional gothic ghost story with the pragmatism of the modern world, Wilde creates a satire of American materialism, a lampoon of traditional British values, and an amusing twist on the traditional gothic horror tale."
  • ""An amusing chronicle of the tribulations of the Ghost of Canterville Chase when his ancestral halls became the home of the American Minister to the Court of St. James.""
  • "Oscar Wilde's story of the The Canterville Ghost tells the tale of a malevolent ghost who discovers there is no peace to be found when a rumbustious American family take over his ancestral home. This classic tale by one of the 19th century's most celebrated wits is here reproduced in a stunning little book with stylish illustrations which perfectly capture the atmosphere and imagination of the story. An ideal gift for young readers who enjoy classic stories."@en
  • "Mimeograph of the typescript used in the making of the film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer Pictures."@en
  • "Three wonderful stories about a ghost- The Canterville Ghost; a fortune teller- Lord Arthur Savile's Crime; and a secret- The Sphinx Without a Secret."
  • "A celebrated and feared English ghost is outraged when the new American owners of his haunting place refuse to take him seriously and actually fight back against him."@en
  • "A celebrated and feared English ghost is outraged when the new American owners of his haunting place refuse to take him seriously and actually fight back against him."
  • ""An amusing chronicle of the tribulations of the Ghost of Canterville Chase when his ancestral halls became the home of the American Minister to the Court of St. James."--T.p. verso."@en
  • "Le texte intégral, des questionnaires au fil du texte, des documents iconographiques, une présentation de l'auteur, de son époque et du genre de l'oeuvre, un groupement de textes pour aller plus loin, un questionnaire de compréhension globale."
  • "When an American family purchase a haunted manor called Canterville Chase, the young daughter takes pity on the erstwhile ghost and endeavours to release him from his haunting.Victorian author Oscar Wilde is known both as a playwright and prose author. Among his most famous works are The Picture of Dorian Gray, his only novel, the plays An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, and the short story collections Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories and The Happy Prince and Other Stories.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms."@en
  • "Although first published in 1891, this ghost story remains a classic of Wildean wit and Victorian sentimentality. True, some of the references to melodrama and nineteenth-century Anglo-American attitudes may elude modern readers, but the basic story of a hardheaded American family that buys a haunted British manor house and proceeds to drive the resident ghost nearly crazy with its skepticism is still a delight, as are Wilde's epigrams: 'We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language.'"@en
  • "Im Schloss von Canterville spukt es. Dem sympathischen Gespenst will es nicht gelingen, die neuen Bewohner, respektlose Amerikaner, nachhaltig zu erschrecken. Im Gegenteil: Sie treiben ihren Schabernack mit ihm, und erst durch die mitleidsvolle Freundlichkeit von Tochter Virginia gelingt es, dem ruhelosen Familiengeist Frieden zu verschaffen. Die mit Humor und Ironie wirkungsvoll inszenierte, auch wegen ihrer gesellschaftskritischen Aspekte geschätzte Gespenstergeschichte, erstmals 1887 erschienen, wurde in etlichen Versionen aufgelegt, zuletzt als DresslerKlassiker (BA 3/01), geeignet für ältere Jugendliche. Die vorliegende Edition in der ansprechenden Reihe "Coppenraths Kinderklassiker" (vgl. "Heidi", in dieser Nr.) spricht in der gewandten, nuancierten Nacherzählung von A. Jüssen schon Leseanfänger an, zumal die fantasievoll arrangierten farbstarken Aquarelle mit witzigen Details zum Blättern und Betrachten ermuntern. Auch als reizvoller Vorlesestoff für ältere Bilderbuchkinder einsetzbar. Verführerisch das Umschlagbild mit dem im Nachtdunkel lauernden, ratlos wirkenden Gespenst. Breit empfohlen.. Im Schloss von Canterville spukt es! Aber die neuen Bewohner, respektlose Amerikaner, fürchten sich nicht vor dem kettenrasselnden Gespenst ... Ab 6."

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  • "Erzählende Literatur: Hauptwerk vor 1945"
  • "Theater programs"
  • "prirejene izdaje"
  • "speeches, oratory"@en
  • "Podręczniki"@pl
  • "Textbooks"@en
  • "Textbooks"
  • "spøgelseshistorier"
  • "Ausgabe"
  • "Ghost stories"@en
  • "Ghost stories"
  • "fiction"@en
  • "Anglické příběhy"
  • "Erzählende Literatur"
  • "Specimens"
  • "Specimens"@en
  • "Tekstuitgave"
  • "Short stories, English"
  • "Jugendbuch"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Lehrmittel"
  • "Lehrmittel"@en
  • "Livres électroniques"
  • "Children's stories"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Anglické povídky"
  • "Erzählerische Bilderbücher"
  • "English stories"
  • "Prirejene izdaje"
  • "Powieść angielska"@pl
  • "Translations"
  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Juvenile works"@en
  • "Juvenile works"

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  • "The Canterville Ghost [Hauptwerk]"
  • "The Canterville Ghost : and other stories"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville : Erzählung"
  • "The Canterville ghost and other stories"@es
  • "The Canterville ghost and other stories"@en
  • "The Canterville ghost and other stories"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville : Erzählungen u. Märchen; [aus d. Engl.]"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville : [Novelle]"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville Hörspiel ; ab 6 Jahren"
  • "The Canterville ghost a hylo-idealistic romance"@en
  • "The Canterville ghost a hylo-idealistic romance"
  • "The canterville ghost"@ja
  • "The canterville ghost"@en
  • "The canterville ghost"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville eine hylo-idealistische Romanze"
  • "<&gt"@en
  • "The Canterville ghost = Il fantasma di Canterville"
  • "The Canterville ghost = Il fantasma di Canterville"@it
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville u. a. Geschichten"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville : und fünf andere Erzählungen"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville (u.a. Geschichten)"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville und fünf andere Erzählungen"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville : [Programmheft]"
  • "The Canterville ghost : and other stories"@en
  • "The Canterville ghost : and other stories"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville und andere Erzählungen"
  • "The Canterville ghost : simplified for use in schools and for private study"
  • "˜Dasœ Gespenst von Canterville [eine hylo-idealistische Erzählung]"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville : Erzählungen und Märchen"
  • "The Canterville Ghost and other stories"
  • "The Canterville ghost, [and other stories]"@en
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville Erzählgn u. Märchen"
  • "Canterville-spøgelset"@da
  • "Canterville-spøgelset"
  • "The canterville ghost : a hylo-idealistic romance"
  • "The Canterville Ghost = A canterville-i kisértet"
  • "The Canterville ghost = Das gespenst von Canterville"
  • "Le fantôme de Canterville ; suivi de Le Prince heureux ; Le géant égoïste : et autres contes"
  • "The Canterville Ghost - and other stories"
  • "The Canterville ghost = El fantasma de Canterville"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville [reformierte Rechtschreibung und Zeichensetzung]"
  • "The Canterville ghost & other stories"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville ; Die Sphinx ohne Geheimnis"
  • "The Canterville Ghost = Das Gespenst von Canterville"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville Erzählgn"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville : Erzählungen u. Märchen"
  • "Le Fantôme de Canterville"
  • "The Canterville ghost = A canterville-i kísértet"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville [The Canterville ghost, dt.]"
  • "The Canterville Ghost = Der Geist von Canterville"
  • "Le Fantôme de Canterville : Suivi de Le Prince heureux, Le Géant Egoïste et autres contes"
  • "The canterville ghost and other stories"
  • "The canterville ghost and other stories"@en
  • "Le fantôme de Canterville : Marianne Bottero"
  • "The canterville ghost a hylo-idealistic romance"@en
  • "Das gespenst von Canterville"
  • "Canterville ghost and other stories"
  • "˜Theœ Canterville ghost"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville : [e. materioidealist. romant. Erzählung]"
  • "The Canterville ghost = Das Gespenst von Canterville"
  • "The Canterville ghost = Fantoma din Canterville"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville = [The Ghost of Canterville]"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville : eine Erzählung"
  • "Canterville Ghost"@en
  • "Canterville Ghost"
  • "The Canterville ghost : Simplified for use in schools"@da
  • "The Canterville ghost : Simplified for use in schools"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville ; Die Sphinx ohne Geheimnis ; Das Millionärmodell"
  • "O fantasma dos Canterville"
  • "The Canterville ghost = El fantasma de Canterville : versión bilingüe, abreviada y simplificada"@es
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville Hörspiel"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville; Die Sphinx ohne Geheimnis; Das Millionärmodell"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville"
  • "The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories"@en
  • "Le fantôme de Canterville ; suivi de Le prince heureux ; Le géant égoïste : et autres contes"
  • "The Canterville ghost : [a hylo idealistic romance]"
  • "The Canterville ghost : simplified for use in schools"
  • "The Canterville ghost : a hylo-idealistic romance"
  • "Le fantôme de Canterville"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville Erzählungen u. Märchen ; [aus d. Engl.]"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville [Erzählung]"
  • "Canterville ghost"
  • "Canterville ghost"@en
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville [und andere Geschichten]"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville ; Die Sphinx ohne Geheimnis ; Das Millionärmodell : [Erzählungen]"
  • "The Canterville ghost = El fantasma de Canterville : versiones bilingües, abreviadas y simplificadas"@es
  • ""The Canterville ghost""@en
  • "Das Gespenst von Canter ville [The Canterville ghost, dt.] Erzählung"
  • "The Canterville Ghost"@en
  • "The Canterville Ghost"
  • "Le fantome de Canterville"@en
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville Erzählung"
  • "The Canterville Ghost = Il fantasma di CantervilleIl fantasma di Canterville"
  • "The Canterville ghost : Simplified for use in schools and private study : Cover design: Ib Jørgensen"@da
  • "The Canterville ghost"@hu
  • "The Canterville ghost"@ja
  • "The Canterville ghost"
  • "The Canterville ghost"@en
  • "The Canterville ghost"@pl
  • "The Canterville ghost"@it
  • "The Canterville ghost"@es
  • "Das Gespenst von Canterville : und andere Erzählungen"
  • "Canterville Ghost and Other Stories"@en
  • "Der Geist von Canterville"
  • "Das Gespenst von Canter ville und andere Erzählungen"

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