A Phantom Lover - Vernon Lee Can be found free here on Gutenberg:http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8180This is actually a short story more than a novella - not that I can be exact, given that it's an ebook and I completely forget the conversion that someone once posted on how many pages a KB adds up to. In any case this is a great start if you want to try some Vernon Lee. I'll have to sum it up as - does a lady love a phantom, or does a phantom love a lady? Or both? Or neither? Yes, it's one of those "what exactly is going on here" - only you can easily make your own mind up. And you might be able to answer yes to all of of the above questions.A sample quote:13% in "...Gradually the embers grew paler; the figures in the tapestry more shadowy; the columned and curtained bed loomed out vaguer; the room seemed to fill with greyness; and my eyes wandered to the mullioned bow-window, beyond whose panes, between whose heavy stonework, stretched a greyish-brown expanse of sore and sodden park grass, dotted with big oaks; while far off, behind a jagged fringe of dark Scotch firs, the wet sky was suffused with the blood-red of the sunset. Between the falling of the raindrops from the ivy outside, there came, fainter or sharper, the recurring bleating of the lambs separated from the mothers, a forlorn, quavering, eerie little cry."I'd quote more descriptions of the house because they made me fall a bit in love with it - but from that you can see that such descriptions do go on a bit. That would be the only down side to Lee.