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El fantasma de Canterville
El fantasma de Canterville
El fantasma de Canterville
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El fantasma de Canterville

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Es una parodia de los relatos de terror en la que un embajador americano Hiram B. Otis se traslada con su familia a un castillo encantado en Inglaterra. Lord Canterville, dueño anterior del castillo, le avisa de que el fantasma de Sir Simon de Canterville pulula por el castillo desde que este asesinó a su esposa Lady Eleonore de Canterville. Pero el Sr. Otis desoye sus advertencias.

Así, la familia americana de mister Hiriam B. habitan en la mansión, burlándose constantemente del fantasma debido a la indiferencia de estos ante los sucesos paranormales.

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Data di uscita17 giu 2015
ISBN9789635238798
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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. Celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic for his wit, he is rumored to have informed a customs agent upon his arrival in America, “I have nothing to declare but my genius.” Wilde’s health and reputation were destroyed by his imprisonment for “gross indecency” in 1895, and he died in poverty a few years after his release. Today, his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and his play, The Importance of Being Earnest, are recognized as masterpieces of English literature.  

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  • Valutazione: 3 su 5 stelle
    3/5
    I've read some of Wilde's other work, and in general I like it more than this; the first story, 'The Canterville Ghost', is kind of funny, making a comedy out of a ghost story, and some of it is genuinely funny. The second and third stories in this little collection, though, were more disappointing: 'Lord Arthur Savile's Crime' seems a pretty standard exercise in a story of self-fulfilling prophecy, and 'The Sphinx Without A Secret' was just kind of bloodless.

    Still, Wilde's writing is always good, which kept the mediocre level of plotting from being just boring. 'The Canterville Ghost' is the best of the three, I think.
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    It was great re - reading The Canterville Ghost. I've always loved this story and never get tired of Sir Simon and Canterville Chase. This is a perfect book to read when it's raining and there's a log fire in the hearth. Pleasant memories with this one.
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    Quick and fun! Poor old Simon! Those silly Americans can't even allow themselves to be haunted properly! what's a ghost to do? I read this in 4 installments through the Serial Reader App and really enjoyed it!
  • Valutazione: 3 su 5 stelle
    3/5
    a fun little classic snack to read. new world clashes with a ghost in England and handles it rather respectless until the girl feels sorry for the ghost.
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    This story may be short, but it is highly amusing. I did not experience a single second of boredom when reading this. I felt so sorry for the poor ghost, having to deal with obnoxious Americans who refused to pay him the respect he deserved. This entertaining tale from Oscar Wilde is definitely worth reading!
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    This is a story about one rich family and ghost.Mr.Otis is American person.And his family moved to England.Their new house was told that there was a ghose.But Mr.Otis's family didn't mind about that.So the ghost didn't satisfied about this.I know this book by textbook of reading class.This book is easy to read and interesting.So I like this book.
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    Fabulous illustrations with hilarious story. Lisbeth Zwerger is a favorite illustrator of Carole Joy Seid. Boys ages 11 and 13 really enjoying the tale.Wish it was available in Hardcover!Ordered the DVD starring Patrick Stewart.
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    I fell in love with the TV adaptation of this story decades ago, but only recently went searching of the original story. Well, of course, the two are very different. Oscar Wilde's book is much more about the ghost's comeuppance, with a firm jab at American consumerism and involves a lot more children in the household. Those kids pranked Sir Simon so ruthlessly I felt sorry for him as I was giggling. Virginia's efforts to help the ghost move on hardly take up a chapter and there's nothing at all about what happens to her after she passes through that wall with Sir Simon. Of course I like the book better; but the TV adaptations have their charm too; they are almost equivalent to fan fiction, as they take the story between Virginia and Sir Simon further than Wilde did. I think this might be a fun one to read to my nieces next Halloween.
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
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    This story is terrible and exciting story! Lord Canterville's family lives in horrible house. There has been a ghost in the house for three hundred years. One day American family buys the house and ghost... Then many exciting things happen!!I think this book is not only horrible but also interesting and everyone will enjoy reading.
  • Valutazione: 3 su 5 stelle
    3/5
    What a crazy folk Americans are.??!
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    Un cuento magnífico. Vida, amor y muerte, serían una descripción perfecta.
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    I had never read The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde before although I have seen the 1944 movie featuring Charles Laughton in the title role a few times. The written story has very little to do with the movie however. The movie, being filmed in 1944 was all about the war and bravery, whereas the book is written with Mr. Wilde’s tongue firmly in his cheek and has more to do with American sensibilities as compared to the English.This short, humorous story is about an American family that moves into an English manor house called Canterville Chase. They are warned about the presence of a ghost, but this does nothing to deter them. At first they notice a blood spot on the floor that the housekeeper informs them is the blood of Lady Canterville, cruelly murdered by her husband and that the blood stain has been there for hundreds of years. The eldest son soon takes care of that with his Pinkerton’s Champion Stain Remover. And although the ghost works hard at having that bloodstain reappear every morning, the Stain Remover takes it away just as quickly every day. Although the ghost does his best to frighten this family nothing seems to work and instead, Sir Simon, the ghost, is terrorized by the family’s twin boys. He eventually makes the acquaintance of the daughter of the family and at first she tries to interest him in moving to America where she is sure he would be appreciated, but the ghost is weary and wishes more than anything to sleep so she helps him find his eternal rest.The Canterville Ghost is a short, delightful tale that is far more amusing than scary. The author delivers a typical English haunted house, with a fearsome ghosts but then peoples the house with a practical, down to earth American family that refuse to be frightened. The ending was a little too sentimental but overall this is an imaginative, clever tale that was a lot of fun to read.
  • Valutazione: 4 su 5 stelle
    4/5
    Picked this up on recommendation from another LTer and I'm so glad I did. It's charming ghost story about a ghost that can't quite figure out how to haunt the new American family that has come to his home — with many hilarious shenanigans that ensue. It's such a quick read and so much fun. A great book to recommend to young people as an introduction to the classics.
  • Valutazione: 5 su 5 stelle
    5/5
    buen libfo

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El fantasma de Canterville - Oscar Wilde

978-963-523-879-8

Capítulo 1

Cuando el señor Hiram B. Otis, el ministro de Estados Unidos, compró Canterville-Chase, todo el mundo le dijo que cometía una gran necedad, porque la finca estaba embrujada.

Hasta el mismo lord Canterville, como hombre de la más escrupulosa honradez, se creyó en el deber de participárselo al señor Otis cuando llegaron a discutir las condiciones.

-Nosotros mismos -dijo lord Canterville- nos hemos resistido en absoluto a vivir en ese sitio desde la época en que mi tía abuela, la duquesa de Bolton, tuvo un desmayo, del que nunca se repuso por completo, motivado por el espanto que experimentó al sentir que dos manos de esqueleto se posaban sobre sus hombros, estando vistiéndose para cenar. Me creo en el deber de decirle, señor Otis, que el fantasma ha sido visto por varios miembros de mi familia, que viven actualmente, así como por el rector de la parroquia, el reverendo Augusto Dampier, agregado de la Universidad de Oxford. Después del trágico accidente ocurrido a la duquesa, ninguna de las doncellas quiso quedarse en casa, y lady Canterville no pudo ya conciliar el sueño, a causa de los ruidos misteriosos que llegaban del corredor y de la biblioteca.

-Señor -respondió el ministro-, adquiriré el inmueble y el fantasma, bajo inventario. Llego de un país moderno, en el que podemos tener todo cuanto el dinero es capaz de proporcionar, y esos mozos nuestros, jóvenes y avispados, que recorren de parte a parte el viejo continente, que se llevan los mejores actores de ustedes, y sus mejores prima donnas, estoy seguro de que si queda todavía un verdadero fantasma en Europa vendrán a buscarlo enseguida para colocarlo en uno de nuestros museos públicos o para pasearlo por los caminos como un fenómeno.

-El fantasma existe, me lo temo -dijo lord Canterville, sonriendo-, aunque quizá se resiste a las ofertas de los intrépidos empresarios de ustedes. Hace más de tres siglos que se le conoce. Data, con precisión, de mil quinientos setenta y cuatro, y no deja de mostrarse nunca cuando está a punto de ocurrir alguna defunción en la familia.

-¡Bah! Los médicos de cabecera hacen lo mismo, lord Canterville. Amigo mío, un fantasma no puede existir, y no creo que las leyes de la Naturaleza admitan excepciones en favor de la aristocracia inglesa.

-Realmente son ustedes muy naturales en América -dijo lord Canterville, que no acababa de comprender la última observación de el señor Otis-. Ahora bien: si le gusta a usted tener un fantasma en casa, mejor que mejor. Acuérdese únicamente de que yo lo previne.

Algunas semanas después se cerró el trato, y a fines de estación el ministro y su familia emprendieron el viaje a Canterville.

La señora Otis, que con el nombre de miss Lucrecia R. Tappan, de la calle West, 52, había sido una ilustre beldad de Nueva York, era todavía una mujer guapísima, de edad regular, con unos ojos hermosos y un perfil soberbio.

Muchas damas norteamericanas, cuando abandonan su país natal, adoptan aires de persona atacada de una enfermedad crónica, y se figuran que eso es uno de los sellos de distinción de Europa; pero la señora Otis no cayó nunca en ese error.

Tenía una naturaleza magnífica y una abundancia extraordinaria de vitalidad.

A decir verdad, era completamente inglesa bajo muchos aspectos, y hubiese podido citársele en buena lid para sostener la tesis de que lo tenemos todo en común con Estados Unidos hoy día, excepto la lengua,

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