One book on the list:
Howards End, by EM ForsterLearn more about this concert in Howards End: "A goblin, with increased malignity, walked quietly over the universe from end to end."
Poor Leonard Bast! If only he had not aspired to culture and attended that performance of Beethoven's Fifth symphony ("Gusts of splendour, gods and demigods contending with vast swords, colour and fragrance broadcast on the field of battle, magnificent victory, magnificent death!"). Wealthy, Bohemian Helen Schlegel takes Leonard's umbrella by mistake, and a disastrous entanglement ensues.
Read about another novel on Mullan's list.