Incidents in My Life: Second Series
In 1872, D. D. Home (1833-1886), the famous spiritualist and medium, published this sequel to his controversial autobiography Incidents in My Life (1863). In it, Home responds to the criticism levelled at him by reviewers, sceptics and detractors including William Thackeray and Robert Browning. He describes his expulsion from Rome in 1864 owing to the authorities' fear of 'sorcery', opposition from French and American clergy in 1865, a visit to Russia, and the opening of the 'Spiritual Athenaeum' in London in 1867. He also reports numerous sťances and spiritual manifestations. The book ends with documents relating to an 1868 lawsuit over a large sum of money given to Home by a wealthy widow, Jane Lyon. Although a promised third volume never appeared, the present book provides fascinating insights into the phenomenon of spiritualism and its attendant controversies during the Victorian period.
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Sir David Brewster Lord Brougham Letters and Testi
Expulsion from Rome Discussion in House of Commons
New Manifestations Elongation Voices Perfumes
Mrs Lyons Affidavit in support of the Bill
My Answer to the Suit
Mr W M Wilkinsons Answer to the Suit
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