The Coming Of The Fairies

The Coming Of The Fairies

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by Arthur Conan Doyle
     
 

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The Coming Of The Fairies
by Arthur Conan Doyle

A study of the famous Cottingley fairy photographs, by the creator of Sherlock Holmes.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930), best known as the author of Sherlock Holmes stories but also a devout spiritualist, was entirely convinced by a set of photographs apparently showing two young girls

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The Coming Of The Fairies
by Arthur Conan Doyle

A study of the famous Cottingley fairy photographs, by the creator of Sherlock Holmes.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930), best known as the author of Sherlock Holmes stories but also a devout spiritualist, was entirely convinced by a set of photographs apparently showing two young girls from Cottingley in Yorkshire playing with a group of tiny, translucent fairies. To demonstrate his unshakeable belief in the spirit world, he published The Coming of the Fairies in 1922. Doyle’s book lays out the story of the photographs, their supposed provenance, and the implications of their existence. This quirky and fascinating book allows us to get inside the mind of an intelligent, highly respected man who happened to believe in fairies.

John M. Lynch’s introduction to this Bison Books edition provides the background to appreciate Doyle’s claims and, without supporting the existence of fairies, to understand why Doyle wanted them to exist. The photographs of the fairies are reproduced in their entirety, with the original captions, offering readers an opportunity to examine Doyle’s and his supporters’ claims to their authenticity.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012283665
Publisher:
Apps Publisher
Publication date:
02/19/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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coming of the fairies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Doyle was a firm believer, and in their own way, caught up in childhood's wonder and happiness, the girls, too, were believers in the Daoine Sidhe. Whether or not they staged the pictures - and the evidence and later interviews strongly suggested that they did - the fact remains that these pictures and the spirited debate that they sparked made others realise that there is indeed a subjective reality lurking in the sunlight and shadows behind our 'normal' lives. A good read, and quite thought-provoking.
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