D. D. Home: His Life and Mission

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 27, 2011 - History - 444 pages
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First published in 1888, this biography relates the remarkable life of Scottish-born medium Daniel Dunglas Home (1833-1886). Descended from a long line of reputed seers, Home was easily the most well known and sought-after of the spiritualists of his day. Famous for his ability to levitate and communicate with the deceased, Home carved out an illustrious career for himself, conducting sťances for Napoleon III, Elizabeth Barrett Browning (whose husband Robert lampooned Home as 'Mr Sludge the Medium'), Tolstoy, and Queen Sophia of the Netherlands among others. Written by Home's second wife, Julie de Gloumeline, this book seeks to set the celebrated medium apart from his contemporaries by outlining the truth and purpose behind Home's supernatural exploits. D. D. Home provides a fascinating and personal insight into an enigmatic figure who, in the twenty-five years he worked as a medium, was never exposed as a fraud.
 

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Contents

ENGLAND AND ITALY
36
ITALY AND PRANCE
65
CHAPTER IV
96
CHAPTER V
126
CHAPTER VI
161
CHAPTER VII
197
CHAPTER VIII
231
ENGLAND
275
CHAPTER X
311
CHAPTER XI
331
RUSSIA GENEVA FLORENCE NICE
363
CHAPTER XIII
391
INDEX
419
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