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Canterville Ghost (version 2)

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A modern American family move into a traditionally drafty and very haunted English mansion. So far so good but anyone knowing Wilde can expect twists and turns to make it interesting. In this cast the crusty old ghost has a tough time convincing the family he exists and then in frightening them. This is extremely frustrating of course to him and as the protagonist of the story, takes matters (and non-matters) into his hands to deal with the upstart and irreverent new tenants. (phil chenevert )

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THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

by

WILDE

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.

Illustrated by Wallace Goldsmith

John W. Luce and Company Boston and London

1906

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MISS VIRGINIA E. OTIS

"HAD ONCE RACED OLD LORD BILTON ON HER PONY"

"BLOOD HAS BEEN SPILLED ON THAT SPOT"

"I REALLY MUST INSIST ON YOUR OILING THOSE CHAINS"

"THE TWINS ... AT ONCE DISCHARGED TWO PELLETS ON HIM"

"ITS HEAD WAS BALD AND BURNISHED"

"HE MET WITH A SEVERE FALL"

"A HEAVY JUG OF WATER FELL RIGHT DOWN ON HIM"

"MAKING SATIRICAL REMARKS ON THE PHOTOGRAPHS"

"SUDDENLY THERE LEAPED OUT TWO FIGURES"

"'POOR, POOR GHOST,' SHE MURMURED; 'HAVE YOU NO PLACE WHERE YOU CAN SLEEP?'"

"THE GHOST GLIDED ON MORE SWIFTLY"

"HE HEARD SOMEBODY GALLOPING AFTER HIM"

"OUT ON THE LANDING STEPPED VIRGINIA"

"CHAINED TO IT WAS A GAUNT SKELETON"

"BY THE SIDE OF THE HEARSE AND THE COACHES WALKED THE SERVANTS WITH LIGHTED TORCHES"

"THE MOON CAME OUT FROM BEHIND A CLOUD"

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 6 reviews)

Reviewer: - August 15, 2014
Beautiful story beautifully read by Mr. Barnes!
Reviewer: - July 3, 2014
Excellent book and wonderful reading!
Reviewer: - September 21, 2013
Subject: Excellent
I luv the story and the reader was great-one of the best readers..please read more books.
Reviewer: - September 17, 2013
Subject: Enjoyable
I liked the story. Good reading.
September 1, 2013
Subject: Excellent
Excellent book
Reviewer: - March 15, 2013
Subject: Great
I loved the book as well as the reading.


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