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Canterville Ghost

The short story “The Canterville Ghost” by Oscar Wilde was first published in 1887. It is considered a comic ghost story that stereotypes American behavior and uses conventions found in fairy tales and gothic novels.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PR5824
  • PR5827

Circulating Books

  •  Cohen, Philip K. The Moral Vision of Oscar Wilde. 1978.

                   Call Number: PR5827 .R4 c6

  • Ericksen, Donald H. Oscar Wilde 1977.

                  Call Number: PR5824 .E7

  • Gasson, Roy. The Illustrated Oscar Wilde. 1977.

                   Call Number: PR5812 .G3 1977.

  • Roditi, Edouard. Oscar Wilde. 1947.

                  Call Number: PS5824 .R6

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms-(Keywords Anywhere)

  • The Canterville Ghost
  • Wilde, Oscar
  • Wilde, Oscar – Criticism and Interpretation

Reference Materials

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number: REF PN3330 .S386

o      Vol. 7, pg. 24-46

  • Short Story Criticism Call Number: REF PN3321 S5

o      Vol. 11, pg. 372, 376, 399-401, 407

o      Vol. 77 pg. 300, 302-07, 310-15, 319-21, 329-30, 332-33, 336-39

  • Twentieth Century Literary Criticism – Call Number: REF PN771 .G27

o      Vol. 8, pg. 492

o      Vol. 41, pg. 359

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  •  Academic Search Complete
  •  Literature Resources from Gale

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available at other libraries.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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