For anyone reading this review and thinking this book 📖 is not for you because you're scared of ghost stories, I can promise you that it's really not scary at all - I would describe it as more of a comedy and a clever sattire! What I am continually impressed by is how modern and fresh Oscar Wilde's prose still sounds. It would be easy to forget it was penned in the late 1800s. I really enjoyed this unusual little book! It's funny, imaginative👍👻
I loved the portrayal of the bulldozer type American patriarch and his family. Hyperbolically hilarious.
Wilde‘s wit is certainly present in this one, but I didn‘t find it as enjoyably absurd as Importance of Being Earnest (against which all things are measured.) The plot turned surprisingly sappy, and reminded me of The Abbot Ghost by Alcott.
I am looking forward to seeing the Margaret O‘Brien film, though it appears to lack verisimilitude. 😆
“It is absurd asking me to behave myself, quite absurd. I must rattle my chains, and groan through keyholes, and walk about at night, if that is what you mean. It‘s my only reason for existing.”
This was a short read about a ghost who can‘t scare the new American tenants of his old English castle.
In the background the Champions League match between Ajax and Juventus. On to the semi finals we go ⚽️🎉!
I loved this movie years ago and mentioned it to the hubs ( @TheWhiteHatter ) recently. So he put the DVD in my Christmas stocking yesterday, and we‘re watching it now. ❤️
A humorous novella. Read to know what ensues in the Canterville Chase when an American family moves to England and decides to reside in the house haunted by the Canterville Ghost. The ending is beautiful!
@SerialReader provides this in just 4 issues! Enjoy!
📷: The Halloween decorations at Disneyland, Paris. It was an amazing sight.
Thanks for the #friyayintro tag @Gissy !
1. Babysitting the new and old canine babies. 🙄🐶❤️😂
3. I don't have one, but I loved the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and I hope to get to the Canterville Ghost this year.
4. I almost ONLY reread, but I've found new favorites thanks to Litsy!
5. Will do! 🙌
Thanks again to Litsy for introducing me to Hoopla! Just listened to this fun short story. (So appropriate for the season. ) An ancient family ghost 👻 meets the new owners of his castle, a Republican and his family. Oscar Wilde is a very witty author.
I finished number 10. "The Transferred Ghost" by Frank Stockton and number 11. "The Canterville Ghost" by Oscar Wilde. So my #mounttbrchallenge pile is growing. And as I finish them, they are going to new homes.
A funny ghost story? Yes, please.
If you haven‘t tried Serial Reader then give it a go! There is a real feeling of achievement each day when I finish my daily allotment. I‘m a total Luddite and near technophobe, but I‘m now hooked!
This was a fun little read! All the sarcasm and and wit as you'd expect from an Oscar Wilde book and some hilarious observations on British aristocracy and Americans! Really enjoyable! 5 stars from me! ⭐️
I love how diverse all the ghost stories are in this book. My favorite is The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. #ghastlyghosts #halloweenreads @Tiffy_Reads @JoeStalksBeck & #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
I have never read anything by Oscar Wilde. I was not assigned anything while in school, and I have always thought (why?) that I wouldn't like his work. Well this short piece is clever. I have NO IDEA how it will end.
These short serial reads are great for when you're having a hard time making it through books. I love the classics!
I just read my first issue on Serial Reader. I don't know if I'll like the app or not. This book wouldn't take me four days to read otherwise. I'm not sure I want to pay to read ahead when the books are public domain. Does anyone else use this? What do you think?
I enjoyed this story, and I just found out it's a movie with Patrick Stewart! So, that is in my future. Also, a shout out to #litsy and all the #littens , as I would never have heard of serial reader without you guys! This was my first selection!
When you're counting down the hours to read the next issue... 🙈
This actually works for my review and #ereader. I really enjoyed this story, a different take on a ghost and the lines at the end were beautiful. Serial Reader has become quite popular for me on my phone though I no longer use my kindle. I prefer to have the actual books for the most part. #seasonsreadings2016 @RealLifeReading
My old love for this #allhallowsread and #octphotochallenge. I lost my old school-book version in which the Canterville Ghost was illustrated oiling his rattling chains. But this version is also beautiful. #witchorghost