Conversations In Tusculum
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Unmarried cousins Eleanor and Lolly have inherited from their recently deceased aunt a historical house on the windswept Massachusetts coast.
Only thing is, the place is haunted by the handsome young ghost of a swashbuckling 19-century smuggler who was hanged for his crimes.
The local minister, Mr Butts, finds it all unbearably romantic.
Eleanor, a worldly woman, is skeptical of the ghost's existence, but spinsterish Lolly claims he visits her at night, and they've fallen in love.
Has Lolly, Eleanor wonders, lost her mind?
Moreover, how could the ghost possibly prefer Lolly to her?
As the ghost continues his visitations, his reasons for the haunting are gradually revealed, and not only Lolly but even Eleanor and Mr Butts begin to fall under his spell, the surprising consequences of which may just land all three of them in jail in this delightful and otherworldly romantic comedy.