Canterville Ghost Study Guides

  • The Canterville Ghost


    The Canterville Ghost is a famous Victorian short story concerning the haunting of an old English house. When an American family moves in, however, the ghost finds that it is impossible to frighten them; in fact, the tables are turned, and he ends up being terrorized by the family's twin boys. This comical story deals with themes of life and death, and satirizes the tropes of the established tradition of ghost stories by reversing the reader's expectations.