Month: September 2019

Halloween in the UK: How It’s Celebrated in England, Wales, Scotland, & Northern Ireland

One of the things many Americans find quite surprising about the UK is the fact that Halloween, as a general rule, isn’t as big of a deal there. Before we go any further, I should make it very clear that we’ll be generalizing a lot in this piece. In either country, you’ll find exceptions to …

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Read The Canterville Ghost Online: Oscar Wilde’s Short Ghost Story

The Canterville Ghost is a short story by Oscar Wilde, originally published in two parts in February and March of 1887. It’s one of the Irish writer’s earliest works, telling the story of an American family who moves into a stately home haunted by a terribly unpleasant dead nobleman. While they start off believing ghosts …

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