I've been meaning to read this book for quite some time now... I must say I really enjoyed the Caterville Ghost story. I think it is really funny and full of old good sarcasm. I found hilarious that the ghost was super scared when he saw another "ghost" and all the work he was putting to keep the blood stain on the floor! I mean, green? Really? That was so funny! Nevertheless, what I enjoyed the most was all the comparisons between Americans and British! "We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language". The ending of the story is some sort of a happy ending which I enjoyed as well, even though... well, I don't want to spoil you the whole thing here... Let's just say I had a nice time reading it.
The other two short stories on this book are "The Nightingale and the Rose"and "The Devoted Friend". I had read the nightingale and the rose before, but I didn't mind rereading it. In my humble opinion, it is quite an interesting story. As is it presented in many other stories, true love of any kind should not depend on circumstances or opinions. To me the phrase "I'll be with you if..." means "I don't really want to be with you and I'm either finding an excuse or trying to get something I want from you".
The devoted friend is a nice story as well but I was kind of expecting a different ending! I was in shock with both the ending of the Hans story and the story with the animals! Anyway, I think it is nice, short, entertaining and it made me think a lot about friendship and relationships in general.
If you happen to stumble across this or other Oscal Wilde stories I believe you'll enjoy reading them!