A young woman living in a castle, comes to believe that she is the returned spirit of a former aristocrat who once live there.
The novel was turned into films on two occasions: a 1917 silent film directed by Carmine Gallone and a 1942 film directed by Mario Soldati. In 1974 the story was adapted as a miniseries for Italian television.
- Brand & Pertile p.472
- Brand, Peter & Pertile, Lino. The Cambridge History of Italian Literature. Cambridge University Press, 1999.