UNLIMITED Audiobooks and eBooks

Over 40,000 books & works on all major devices

Get ALL YOU CAN for FREE for 30 days!

The Ghost: A Modern Fantasy

Arnold Bennett

Book Overview: 

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. . .

How does All You Can Books work?

All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to over 40,000 Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses. Download as many audiobooks, ebooks, language audio courses, and language e-workbooks as you want during the FREE trial and it's all yours to keep even if you cancel during the FREE trial. The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can try the service for FREE for 30 days then it's just $19.99 per month after that. So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you UNLIMITED audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please. No restrictions.

Book Excerpt: 
. . . and dropping his voice, "there are four hundred invitations, and it'll cost me seven hun[58]dred and fifty pounds. But it pays. You know that, don't you, Marie? Look at the advertisement! And I've got a lot of newspaper chaps here. It'll be in every paper to-morrow. I reckon I've done this thing on the right lines. It's only a reception, of course, but let me tell you I've seen after the refreshments—not snacks—refreshments, mind you! And there's a smoke-room for the boys, and the wife's got a spiritualism-room, and there's the show in this room. Some jolly good people here, too—not all chorus girls and walking gents. Are they, Marie?"

"You bet not," the lady replied.

"Rosetta Rosa's coming, and she won't go quite everywhere—not quite! By the way, it's about time she did come." He looked at his watch.

"Ah, Mr. Foster," the divette said, "you must tell me all about that business. I'm told you were there, and that there w. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Dość osobliwa książka, momentami byko czuć, że jest pisana w ubiegłym stuleciu, ale to chyba dodawało temu uroku

Bardzo lubię stare, angielskie powieści grozy. Dlatego nie trzeba mnie było długo przekonywać, bym sięgnęła po właśnie wydaną przez Wydawnictwo Zysk i S-ka historię spisaną przez Arnolda Bennetta, autora naturalistycznych powieści opisujących codzienne życie mieszczańskiej prowincji, pod tytułem Duc

Zaczęło się bardzo dobrze, środek był jeszcze okej, ale końcówka już zaniżyła poziom całej powieści.

A perfectly fine novel-- if the novelist weren't Arnold Bennett. Yes, that's a subjective statement and I apologize, but this is genre fiction, told compellingly enough, but there is the sense of a novelist for hire writing for public taste. A fine entertainment though.

A ghost story that was a slow build but had all the right elements. This book was written in the very early 20th century, and it was nice to step back in history. The development between Carl and Rosa was captivating and the final reveal as to the motives of the ghost was satisfying. This was a ghos

When I was in my teens, my much older brother's job took him to live in the Staffordshire Potteries, and as a result he and my mum got passionately into the novels of Arnold Bennett. I tried one of them -- I think it was Clayhanger, which was in one of those really cool pale-blue Penguin Modern Clas

View More Reviews