The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

by Max Ehrlich

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Dr. Peter Proud’s ordinary life as a professor in California is threatened by recurrent dreams that all end the same: with his murder in a lake at night by a mysterious woman named Marcia. These dreams—which he comes to believe may be flashbacks from a previous life—become so disturbing that he seeks answers from a sleep researcher, a clairvoyant, and an expert in psychic phenomena in order to recover his past. But he soon discovers a new dimension to his dilemma while watching a television show called “America, Past and Present”—and realizes the show is set in the town in his dreams. He travels to Springfield, Massachusetts, and comes face to face with the woman from his nightmares. The woman, Marcia Curtis, is shocked to see in Peter personality traits and characteristics that precisely recall those of her dead husband, Jeff, including his voice. Peter meets and falls in love with Marcia’s daughter, Ann, just as Marcia realizes that he is a reincarnation of Jeff. Will a second tragedy occur just as Peter is about to unravel the mystery behind his dreams?
In this classic suspense novel first published in 1973, Max Ehrlich expertly interweaves multiple themes of life after death, romance, tragedy, and altered consciousness into an unforgettable tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583943830
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 558,333
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Max Ehrlich, born in 1909, was a self-made writer whose work encompassed television scripts (Twilight Zone, Star Trek) and numerous novels, including The Big Eye, The Cult, and Spin the Glass Web. He died in 1983.

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The Reincarnation of Peter Proud 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the most exiting novels I have ever read,you do not have to worry about losing interest in this can actually believe it could happen,but itnever could.finally in nook format
readtolive_livetoread More than 1 year ago
After more than twenty years, this book is still the greatest non-fictional aspect on reincarnation I've ever read. Not many books have the ability to make one fight off sleep at night .... this one certainly does!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From beginning to end you are intrigued and can't put it down. The end is something that shocks you and is the type of novel that should be re-read again to catch the "hints" given. Absolutely one of my favorite novels I've ever read.
MartinF More than 1 year ago
I read the Book and then went to see the movie in 1975. To me, the book was better. It was not drug out, although Michael Sarasin, Margot Kidder and Jennifer O'Neill's acting very good. The cover of the book says "Suppose you knew who you were in your previous life..where you had lived and whom you had loved and how you had died..what then". The Author, Max Simon Ehrlich took this idea and wrote a best selling novel. His research in the book about re-incarnation was good, and kept the reader interested. It was done very professional. The bad part of the book and movie was the taboo daughter-father incest situation. If this situation was changed in the book it may have been a lasting classic. Although to me the whole idea of re-incarnation is far fetched, even though it is a religion in India. George Carlin said about re-incarnation: "How about when there was only six people? Somebody'd printing up souls". Good point George.
He died recently and hope he comes back as a comic.
A typical question asked an author is how did they get the idea for a book. The answer varies. It may be a posed question. It may be as simple as looking at a famous painting. In any event this Max Ehrlich, as did Richard Matheson (who wrote "Bid Time Return" and the "Incredible Shrinking Man") contributed to the writing world and encouraged new writers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good story! The real inside scoop we all feel deep inside but rarely talk about. Though some shuck it of as dejavu. I enjoyed the old copy I found in a used book store.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!