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The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
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May 18, 12

Read in May, 2012

I downloaded the free Kindle version of this story. I knew it was a short read and I found it to be a great example of how a short can be done well. I'll admit (then run and hide) that I was not a fan of The Picture of Dorian Gray. Sorry. I found the Canterville Ghost a fun and touching story. Very well done.

An American family moves into Canterville Chase and are met with a ghost. Instead of being terrified by the spirit, the ghost is tormented by them!! I chuckled often during the first few chapters. Later I felt sorry for the ghost, Sir Simon. I think this emotional contrast was Wilde's intent.

It's an interesting quick read. The characters are rich and vivid, even though we only spend a little amount of time with them. I loved how the story ended. Pick it up. Give it a try.

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