What is a short summary of "A Haunted House" by Virginia Woolf?

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The short story "A Haunted House," written by Virginia Woolf , is not necessarily a ghost story, but the narrator experiences ghostly occurrences in the house she shares with her husband. As the narrator and her husband awaken, they hear noises: doors and windows closing and opening, and...

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The short story "A Haunted House," written by Virginia Woolf, is not necessarily a ghost story, but the narrator experiences ghostly occurrences in the house she shares with her husband. As the narrator and her husband awaken, they hear noises: doors and windows closing and opening, and so on. She hears a "ghostly couple" wandering about the house, but she is not afraid, as the ghosts mean no harm to the occupants. As the narrator is reading a book one day, she hears the ghostly couple in the background searching for something, talking, but when she starts to look for them, she is unable to find any evidence of their presence, other than the noises she and her husband have been hearing otherwise. Ultimately, the narrator learns a few details about the couple and hears the house's heartbeat as the word "safe" is repeated on several occasions. She learns that her "ghosts" lived there hundreds of years prior and that they had a loving relationship. Furthermore, the ghost's love has carried over to the current narrator and her husband. At the end of the story, the narrator is awakened by the light of the dead couple's silver lantern and realizes she has possessed what the ghosts have been searching for all the while.

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"A Haunted House," by Virginia Woolf, tells the story of a married couple whose home is haunted by two ghosts. The ghosts, however, mean the couple no harm and simply open and close doors and windows in a desperate search for treasure, which the living couple believes does not exist in the house. The woman who lives in the house then discovers the two ghosts were a husband and wife when they were alive, and the husband began traveling the world after his wife's sudden death. This discovery shows the woman that what the ghosts are actually looking for is the same thing the deceased man searched for in his travels: the love that the two ghosts had experienced with each other in life. This is resolved when they find the living couple in bed one night and realize they have found the treasure they've been searching for in the people who now live in their former home.

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