May 14, 2013

The Canterville Ghost

Oscar Wilde

 Oski (Illustrations)

«For five days he kept his room, and at last made up his mind to give up the point of the blood-stain on the library floor. If the Otis family did not want it, they clearly did not deserve it. They were evidently people on a low, material plane of existence, and quite incapable of appreciating the symbolic value of sensuous phenomena.»

The Canterville Ghost is one of the most popular short stories by Oscar Wilde. This humorous and sarcastic tale narrates the misfortunes of a poor and anacronic ghost who is unable to scare the new tenants of the Canterville Chase and becomes a victim of two terrible twin brothers. Only the compassion of a young girl will comfort his sad soul.

Libros del Zorro Rojo retrieves the memorable illustrations by the renowned Argentine artist and humorist Oscar Conti (Oski).

Translation: Esther Tusquets

Oscar Conti is considered to be one of the most influential Argentine illustrators of the twentieth century.

21 x 20 cm, 108 pp, Hardback
ISBN: 978-987-28233-5-1

Read the first chapter

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