Why this book?
When I grew up, we had a very small bookcase filled with very special books, including a family a bible, a very large dictionary, and the complete works of Oscar Wild. I badgered my Dad into teaching me to read, and Oscar was one of the first books I read cover to cover. I don’t know where the others are, but that compendium is still one of my most treasured possessions.
I was very taken with it because we emigrated to Australia, and while I didn’t find a ghost in the house, my imaginary friend was Dennis. We learned to keep our chins up, to keep moving forward, and most importantly, keep our watercolours safe.
The Canterville Ghost
Why should I read it?
3 authors picked The Canterville Ghost as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
Despite warnings from Lord Canterville that their new home is haunted and that several family have fled form it in the middle of the night the Otis family chooses to go forward with their relocation. Almost immediately the Otis Family discovers that the stories are true and that their house is haunted by the ghost of Sir Simon. It is Sir Simon's intent not to share the house with anyone, but the Otis family is not like previous families that Sir Simon has scared off in the past. Narrated by the ghost himself, this Gothic ghost story takes the reader…
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