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The Night Side of Nature - Volume 1
     

The Night Side of Nature - Volume 1

by Catherine Crowe
 

ISBN-10: 1108027490

ISBN-13: 9781108027496

Pub. Date: 05/19/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The novelist and children's author Catherine Crowe (c.1800-1876) published The Night Side of Nature in two volumes in 1848. This lively collection of ghostly sketches and anecdotes was a Victorian best-seller and Crowe's most popular work. Sixteen editions appeared in six years, and it was translated into several European languages. The stories are intertwined with

Overview

The novelist and children's author Catherine Crowe (c.1800-1876) published The Night Side of Nature in two volumes in 1848. This lively collection of ghostly sketches and anecdotes was a Victorian best-seller and Crowe's most popular work. Sixteen editions appeared in six years, and it was translated into several European languages. The stories are intertwined with Crowe's own interpretations and commentaries which attack the scepticism of enlightenment thought and orthodox religion. Crowe seeks instead to encourage and re-invigorate a sense of wonder and mystery in life by emphasising the supernatural. The stories in Volume 1 centre on dreams, psychic presentiments, traces, wraiths, doppelgängers, apparitions, and imaginings of the after-life. Crowe's vivid tales, written with great energy and imagination, are classic examples of nineteenth-century spiritualist writing and strongly influenced other authors as well as providing inspiration for later adherents of ghost-seeing and psychic culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108027496
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/19/2011
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge Series
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The dweller in the temple; 3. Waking and sleeping, and how the dweller in the temple sometimes looks abroad; 4. Allegorical dreams, presentiments, &c.; 5. Warnings; 6. Double dreaming and trance, wraiths, &c.; 7. Wraiths; 8. Doppelgangers, or doubles; 9. Apparitions; 10. The future that awaits us.

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