The Resource Through a glass, darkly : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the quest to solve the greatest mystery of all time, Stefan Bechtel and Laurence Roy Stains

Through a glass, darkly : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the quest to solve the greatest mystery of all time, Stefan Bechtel and Laurence Roy Stains

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Through a glass, darkly : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the quest to solve the greatest mystery of all time
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Through a glass, darkly
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the quest to solve the greatest mystery of all time
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Stefan Bechtel and Laurence Roy Stains
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eng
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"After the American Civil War, while bodies still littered battlefields, the movement known as Spiritualism began to sweep across America as thousands of people, mostly from shock and grief, tried to make contact with the recently departed. The movement captivated Europe as well, especially England in the aftermath of the Great War and Great Influenza Epidemic. Prominent figures such as Charles Dickens, W.B. Yeats, and Queen Victoria were mesmerized. The movement's most famous spokesman was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Known to the world as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Doyle underwent what many people at the time considered an enigmatic transformation, turning his back on the hyper-rational Holmes and plunging into the supernatural. What was it that convinced a brilliant man like Doyle, the creator of the great exemplar of cold, objective thought, that there was a reality beyond the reality? Why did professors, philosophers, statesmen and men of science like the great evolutionist Alfred Russell Wallace, the Novel-Laureate physiologist Charles Richet, and the distinguished chemist Sir William Crookes also become Spiritualists? Using the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as a lens, Bechtel probes this largely unexplored movement, a movement rife with fraud but also full of genuine evidence that is difficult to dismiss. Expertly written and peppered with engaging anecdotes, Through a Glass, Darkly is a terrifically fun read"--Provided by publisher
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Through a glass, darkly
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A chronicle of the Spiritualism era in America discusses how it was largely instigated by a grieving public in the aftermath of the Civil War and how it was supported by famous notables including Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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  • 823/.8
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index present
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PR4623
LC item number
.B43 2017
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Stefan Bechtel and Laurence Roy Stains
Through a glass, darkly : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the quest to solve the greatest mystery of all time, Stefan Bechtel and Laurence Roy Stains
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292) and index
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Contents
The infinite strangeness of life -- Into the unknown -- "Mister Splitfoot, do as I do!" -- The spiritual wildfire -- The invention of Sherlock Holmes -- The science of the unseen -- "Some splendid starry night" -- The Saint Paul of spiritualism -- An embarrassment of fairies -- The strangest friendship in history -- Sex, lies, and séances -- Houdini cheats...again -- "We have just begun to fight!" -- A death foretold -- The lion in winter -- Sir Arthur, is that you?
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22 cm
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First edition.
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xii, 303 pages
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9781250076793
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(hardback)
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2017004241
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