THE CANTERVILLE GHOST AND OTHER STORIES – OSCAR WILDE
Oscar Wilde’s stories have been read, generally, by children. Yet they also stir adults, who find in these writings—besides a beautiful literary style—values that are unveiled with such innocence that seem to be out of this world.
Each story gives the reader a special thought on our condition as human beings, but above all, on our behavior as such. In fact, these short tales always confront the purity of a value, or a feeling, with a condition of moral degradation. Poverty and wealth, greed and generosity are, for example, values and countervalues that oppose in a framework where purity always prevails.