By Oscar Wilde
What a charming short story! Sir Simon has been haunting Canterville Manor for 300 years. He has sent women into fits, men into hysterics and caused servants to flee. It has all been very proper and he has been given all that is due his station. That is until an American family buys the house, the furniture and the ghost in it. They don’t understand they are supposed to be frightened. They don’t get that he is in charge, they don’t plan on living with his howling, rattling and deathly appearances. They offer him oil for his chains and throw a pillow at his head. According to Sir Simon, they are rude!
Wilde pokes fun at Americans and the English and it is quietly hilarious. Poor Sir Simon, he doesn’t quite know what to do. His usual schtick isn’t working.
Very funny, charming and silly this audio book (only one disc, very short) was wonderful entertainment for my commute. I love Wilde’s tongue in cheek humor at just about everyone. I need to read more of his stuff. 4 stars.