Servants of the Supernatural: The Night Side of the Victorian Mind

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Born of the so-called Victorian "pseudo science" of mesmerism, the seance enjoyed a late 19th-century golden age that ministered to the Victorian obsession with science, religious doubt, and entertainment. Mediums, psychics, and somnambulists were investigated by amateur sleuths and by scientists like Faraday and Darwin; their performances imitated and exposed by magicians, denounced by clerics, satirized hilariously in the press. Yet the popularity of spiritualism and the seance endured--and does so to this day. A ...

Servants of the Supernatural: The Night Side of the Victorian Mind 2009, Arrow Books

ISBN-13: 9780099478867

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Servants of the Supernatural: The Night Side of the Victorian Mind 2008, Random House UK

ISBN-13: 9780434013340

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