Calling the Spirits A History of Seances

Calling the Spirits
Auteur: Lisa Morton
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781789142808
  • september 2020
  • 336 pagina's
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Calling the Spirits investigates the eerie history of our conversations with the dead, from necromancy in Homer's Odyssey to the emergence of Spiritualism, when Victorians were entranced by mediums and the seance was born Among our cast are the Fox sisters, teenagers surrounded by 'spirit rappings'; Daniel Dunglas Home, the 'greatest medium of all time'; Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whose unlikely friendship was forged, then riven, by the afterlife; and Helen Duncan, the medium whose trial in 1944 for witchcraft proved more popular to the public than news about the war. The book also considers Ouija boards, modern psychics and paranormal investigations, and is illustrated with engravings, fine art (from beyond), and photographs. A hugely entertaining contribution from the supernaturally adept Lisa Morton, Calling the Spirits begs the question: is anybody there...

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
september 2020
Aantal pagina's
336 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur(s)
Lisa Morton
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REAKTION BOOKS

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9781789142808

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Extra groot lettertype
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Gewicht
590 g
Studieboek
Ja
Verpakking breedte
138 mm
Verpakking hoogte
216 mm
Verpakking lengte
216 mm

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