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Meet the Otis family: Mister and Missus, and their four children - Washington; the twins called Stars and Stripes; and their daughter, Virginia. They've just moved from America and into the English country manor of Canterville Chase. Though rumors persist that the house is haunted, the Otis' have none of it, and set about making the house their own. Then come the mysterious clanking chains and the bloodstains on the floor, and soon even the Otis family must come face to face with that most feared of creatures - The Canterville Ghost. But will the Ghost be able to survive his encounters with the erstwhile Americans?
"Funny Stuff !!"
Many consider "The Canterville Ghost" the most famous ghost story of all time. It is a parody featuring a dramatic spirit named Sir Simon and an American ambassador named Mr. Hiram B. Otis. Mr. Otis travels to England with his family and moves into a haunted castle. Lord Canterville, the previous owner of the castle, warns Mr. Otis that the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville has haunted the castle ever since he killed his wife, Eleonore, centuries ago.
Oscar Wilde Clásico. Uno de sus mejores cuentos.
A terrifying ghost is haunting the ancient mansion of Canterville Chase, complete with creaking floorboards, clanking chains and gruesome disguises - but the new occupants seem strangely undisturbed by his presence. Deftly contrasting the conventional gothic ghost story with the pragmatism of the modern world, Wilde creates a gently comic fable of the conflict between old and new. Rupert Degas's hilarious reading brings the absurdity and theatricality of the story to life.
"Family ghost story"
Una acomodada familia americana adquiere un castillo en Inglaterra con fantasma incluido. Esta convivencia cambiará la vida del temido Fantasma de Canterville, y la escéptica forma de pensar de los americanos. La historia está impregnada de ingeniosas conversaciones y la divertida ironía del genial autor irlandés.
Oscar Wilde's wit and meaning is at its best in this ghost story, considered by many the best ever written. Wilde's dialogue lends himself to narration because of his quick wit and delivery. Here he presents a traditional English ghost that Americans refuse to accept, but both parties finally work together to end the controversy. One of the great short stories of all time.
Adapted from the classic story by Oscar Wilde.... There has been a ghost in the house for 300 years, and Lord Canterville’s family have had enough of it. So Lord Canterville sells his grand old house to an American family. Mr. Hiram B. Otis is happy to buy the house and the ghost - because of course Americans don’t believe in ghosts. The Canterville ghost has great plans to frighten the life out of the Otis family. But Americans don’t frighten easily....
This is a story from the Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories collection.
La estatua del principe feliz, que busca la felicidad de los hombres; el noble ingles que ante la prediccion de que se convertira en un asesino, trata de adelantarse a la profecia con fracasos continuos y al fantasma en una vieja mansion inglesa, que a pesar de sus esfuerzos ya no asusta a nadie.
"An amusing chronicle of the tribulations of the Ghost of Canterville Chase when his ancesteral halls become the home of the American Minister to the Court of St James." This short story by Oscar Wilde has been the basis for a movie and a play, and has been required reading for many years.
"Good story, poor narration"
Oscar Wilde was a prolific and spontaneous storyteller who once declared, "I cannot think otherwise than in stories." Here are a handful of his shorter works that demonstrate his range, versatility, and skill as a storyteller, which is too often overshadowed by his reputation as a dramatist, critical theorist, and novelist. Wilde shows his wit in the social parodies "The Canterville Ghost", "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime", "The Sphinx without a Secret", and "The Model Millionare".
El rancio abolengo de la tradición aristocrática británica, se enfrenta a su peor enemigo: una familia americana.....El gran fantasma de Canterville que había llevado durante más de 500 años una vida tranquila, aunque triste, se va a ver de repente enfrentado a la peor de las pesadillas que se podia imaginar: los Otis.El respeto al terror tradicional, provocado por los fantasmas medievales, el pánico generado por esos espíritus ancestrales.
Two stories from Oscar Wilde's Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories performed by Sir Laurence Olivier.
"Il fantasma di Canterville" ("The Canterville Ghost", 1887) è un celebre racconto umoristico giovanile di Oscar Wilde. Pubblicato per la prima volta sulla rivista Court and Society Review, il racconto ebbe un enorme successo e alcuni elementi della storia sono entrati nell'immaginario popolare. Ne sono stati realizzati numerosissimi adattamenti per il cinema, la televisione e il teatro. È una divertente parodia delle storie di fantasmi.
Celebre racconto umoristico giovanile di Oscar Wilde, pubblicato nel 1887. Il racconto ebbe grande successo come parodia delle storie di fantasmi: in realtà, dietro al noncurante umorismo dello scrittore, la storia è pervasa di dolcezza e di poesia.
Pity Sir Simon de Canterville, the poor Ghost of Canterville Chase! He killed his wife and was then starved to death by her brothers, but ever since then he's been happily haunting the family's mansion, always inventing fresh characters and costumes and blood-curdling shrieks.
Los Otis, una acomodada familia estadounidense, compra el añejo castillo inglés de los Canterville. Todos, hasta el mismo dueño, les avisan que la vivienda está habitada por un horrible fantasma, pero los Otis no creen en esas cosas. Lejos de amedrentarse, compran el castillo con fantasma incluído y acaban atormentando al pobre espectro anacrónico, que termina siendo juguete y víctima de los dos niños terribles de la familia.
Vsem druz'jam anglijskogo jazyka!Esli vy izuchaete anglijskij ili svobodno na nem govorite, u vas est' zamechatel'naja vozmozhnost' proslushat' znamenituju jumoristicheskuju istoriju o prividenii, v kotoroe nikto ne veril, na jazyke originala. Tekst ne adaptirovan, chto dolzhno byt' osobenno prijatno dlja ljudej, vladejushhih anglijskim na vysokom urovne. Anglijskaja versija nachitana nositel'nicej jazyka, mnogokratnoj pobeditel'nicej konkursov hudozhestvennogo chtenija.
Three short stories by one of the most popular writers of the 19th century: "The Canterville Ghost", "The Model Millionaire", and "Lord Arthur Saville's Crime". This audiobook is part of the Macmillan Readers series, one of the most popular and respected series of readers for those learning English.