The Lost Stradivarius

John Meade FALKNER (1858 - 1932)

The Lost Stradivarius (1895), by J. Meade Falkner, is a short novel of ghosts and the evil that can be invested in an object, in this case an extremely fine Stradivarius violin. After finding the violin of the title in a hidden compartment in his college rooms, the protagonist, a wealthy young heir, becomes increasingly secretive as well as obsessed by a particular piece of music, which seems to have the power to call up the ghost of its previous owner. Roaming from England to Italy, the story involves family love, lordly depravity, and the tragedy of obsession (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction, Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Clarica
00:04:34
Play 01 Chapter 1 Karen Savage
00:12:14
Play 02 Chapter 2 Karen Savage
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Play 03 Chapter 3 Maire Rhode
00:20:32
Play 04 Chapter 4 Maire Rhode
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Play 05 Chapter 5 Tamara Hamilton
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Play 06 Chapter 6 Tamara Hamilton
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Play 07 Chapter 7 Laura Koskinen
00:25:28
Play 08 Chapter 8 Ralph Snelson
00:29:49
Play 09 Chapter 9 Ralph Snelson
00:19:56
Play 10 Chapter 10 Ralph Snelson
00:25:12
Play 11 Chapter 11 Ralph Snelson
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Play 12 Chapter 12 Ralph Snelson
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Play 13 Chapter 13 J. M. Smallheer
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Play 14 Chapter 14 J. M. Smallheer
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Play 15 Chapter 15 Ralph Snelson
00:27:08
Play 16 Mr. Gaskell's Note Ralph Snelson
00:55:47