The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

By Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was once the grasp of the studied insult. His jabs at hypocrisy, pretense and dull conventionality nonetheless have a penetrating strength. His snubs and put-downs turned the controversy of his time, no much less through his objectives than by means of Wilde himself. This illustrated assortment positive aspects over 750 of his biting reviews.

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As it is extremely old, and consequently a good deal out of repair, you may perhaps think fit to comply with her request. For my own part, I confess I am a good deal surprised to find a child of mine expressing sympathy with mediaevalism in any form, and can only account for it by the fact that Virginia was born in one of your London suburbs shortly after Mrs. ’ Lord Canterville listened very gravely to the worthy Minister’s speech, pulling his grey moustache now and then to hide an involuntary smile, and when Mr.

I have never told any one, Cecil,’ said Virginia gravely. ’ ‘Please don’t ask me, Cecil, I cannot tell you. Poor Sir Simon! I owe him a great deal. Yes, don’t laugh, Cecil, I really do. ’ The Duke rose and kissed his wife lovingly. ‘You can have your secret as long as I have your heart,’ he murmured. ’ Virginia blushed.

Mr. Otis at once insisted on her having something to eat, and ordered up supper for the whole party. It was a melancholy meal, as hardly any one spoke, and even the twins were awestruck and subdued, as they were very fond of their sister. When they had finished, Mr. Otis, in spite of the entreaties of the little Duke, ordered them all to bed, saying that nothing more could be done that night, and that he would telegraph in the morning to Scotland Yard for some detectives to be sent down immediately.

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