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The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde
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Feb 20, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: 23, classics, horror, humor, short-story, bleeding-edge

Made of awesome.

This tasty little gem is a satire about a family of crass nouveau-riche Americans who move into a haunted mansion, and the ghost who suffers an actor's insecurities while trying to scare them off. Bit of a soppy ending, but only because Wilde was busy making unmitigated fun of New England Puritanical glurge. Bitingly funny.

Incidentally, I would bet my eyeteeth that this is one of J.K. Rowling's favorite stories.
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