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The Canterville Ghost The Graphic Novel: Original Text (British English)
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on 5 October 2013
Fabulous rendition of an Oscar Wilde short. If you're new to Wilde or to graphic novels this is a great introduction. An entertaining and beautifully drawn version of a clash of societies. Love it!
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on 29 October 2011
Some reviews I've noticed for this book:

"Some classics are so much easier to read in graphic novel format..."
- Goodreads

"Oscar Wilde's clever parody provides an entertaining twist on the traditional gothic horror story. A gauche, materialistic American family moves into the English mansion of Canterville Chase, much to the annoyance of the resident ghost. Wilde creates an unforgettable gallery of characters, from Hiram B. Otis and his children to Lord Canterville and the chain-clanking ghost Sir Simon.

This brilliant and often overlooked story is a clever commentary on how Wilde saw "free" America challenging "traditional" England -- all in the guise of a charming fireside tale. This faithful graphic novel adaptation is ideal for students and any readers who want to understand and appreciate the original story. Running 130 pages and featuring stunning artwork, the book includes an illustrated character list (like a dramatis personae) and fascinating support material that details the life and work of Wilde."
- Open book society
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