The Ghost: A Modern Fantasy

Arnold BENNETT (1867 - 1931)

The novel opens with Carl Foster, a recently qualified doctor, coming to London to try and make his fortune. He meets a famous tenor, Signor Alresca, who suffers a dreadful injury backstage and Foster tends to him. He thus meets the lead soprano, Rosetta Rosa, and falls hopelessly in love with her.

Alresca takes Foster under his wing and they travel to Alresca's home in Bruges. It is clear to Foster that Alresca has some strange obsession. Foster also notices a stranger who seems to be dogging his footsteps.

Things take an even more sinister turn when Alresca inexplicably dies. . .

(Summary by Simon Evers)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Fantasy Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1 - My Splendid Cousin Simon Evers
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Play 02 Chapter 2 - At the Opera Simon Evers
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Play 03 Chapter 3 - The Cry of Alresca Simon Evers
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Play 04 Chapter 4 - Rosa's Summons Simon Evers
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Play 05 Chapter 5 - The Dagger and the Man Simon Evers
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Play 06 Chapter 6 - Alresca's Fate Simon Evers
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Play 07 Chapter 7 - The Vigil by the Bier Simon Evers
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Play 08 Chapter 8 - The Message Simon Evers
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Play 09 Chapter 9 - The Train Simon Evers
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Play 10 Chapter 10 - The Steamer Simon Evers
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Play 11 Chapter 11 - A Chat with Rosa Simon Evers
00:15:22
Play 12 Chapter 12 - Egg-and-milk Simon Evers
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Play 13 Chapter 13 - The Portrait Simon Evers
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Play 14 Chapter 14 - The Villa Simon Evers
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Play 15 Chapter 15 - The Sheath of the Dagger Simon Evers
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Play 16 Chapter 16 - The Thing in the Chair Simon Evers
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Play 17 Chapter 17 - The Menace Simon Evers
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Play 18 Chapter 18 - The Struggle Simon Evers
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Play 19 Chapter 19 - The Intercession Simon Evers
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