The Canterville Ghost

  • by Oscar Wilde
  • Narrated by Keith Higinbotham
  • 1 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Mr. Hiram B. Otis, the American Minister, bought Canterville Chase, every one told him he was doing a very foolish thing, as there was no doubt at all that the place was haunted. Indeed, Lord Canterville himself, who was a man of the most punctilious honour, had felt it his duty to mention the fact to Mr. Otis when they came to discuss terms.
"We have not cared to live in the place ourselves," said Lord Canterville, "since my grandaunt, the Dowager Duchess of Bolton, was frightened into a fit, from which she never really recovered, by two skeleton hands being placed on her shoulders as she was dressing for dinner, and I feel bound to tell you, Mr. Otis, that the ghost has been seen by several living members of my family, as well as by the rector of the parish, the Rev. Augustus Dampier, who is a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. After the unfortunate accident to the Duchess, none of our younger servants would stay with us, and Lady Canterville often got very little sleep at night, in consequence of the mysterious noises that came from the corridor and the library."

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Old memories retold - loved it!!

I had read the Canterville Ghost when I was in school. I fell in love with the story and carried such rich memories of this and several other stories. I particularly loved the narrator who enacted every part and was crystal clear to understand. I am going to buy more books by this narrator for sure. Next stop Hound of the Baskerville! ;-)
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- Rama Balage

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-06-2017
  • Publisher: Atlantic Audio