The Canterville Ghost
by Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde, known for many things, isn't as remembered for this little gem as much as he should be. A lovely litte ditty about a ghost, an appalling American family ensconced in an ancient British estate, and redemption.
What more does one need?
One-and-a-half hours or so of audio.
Available as mp3 download.
Note: This story is appropriate for children (though young children may be baffled by some of the language). As part of the story's context-building, Oscar Wilde's personal history is discussed. However, a warning is given with time markers so the section may be skipped if necessary.