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Ghost: A Modern Fantasy

Arnold Bennett (1867-1931)

1. Chapter 1 - My Splendid Cousin
2. Chapter 2 - At the Opera
3. Chapter 3 - The Cry of Alresca
4. Chapter 4 - Rosa's Summons
5. Chapter 5 - The Dagger and the Man
6. Chapter 6 - Alresca's Fate
7. Chapter 7 - The Vigil by the Bier
8. Chapter 8 - The Message
9. Chapter 9 - The Train
10. Chapter 10 - The Steamer
11. Chapter 11 - A Chat with Rosa
12. Chapter 12 - Egg-and-milk
13. Chapter 13 - The Portrait
14. Chapter 14 - The Villa
15. Chapter 15 - The Sheath of the Dagger
16. Chapter 16 - The Thing in the Chair
17. Chapter 17 - The Menace
18. Chapter 18 - The Struggle
19. Chapter 19 - The Intercession

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Summary

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. . .

Reviews

dg

Good reader and interesting book.