Elibron Classics. Replica of 1877 edition by Virtue & Co., Ltd., London.
Daniel Dunglas Home (1833–1886) was a charismatic medium whose seances were attended by European royalty and eminent Victorians like Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This volume is an evocative examination of spiritualism which explores the history of the practice via the Greeks, the Romans, and Joan of Arc. Simultaneously attacking fraudulent mediums while celebrating ‘true’ spiritualist practitioners, this fascinating work details both the criticism and support received by Home and features reproductions of numerous fan letters. Although colorful and impassioned, Home’s polemic is written in an amiable style and provides fascinating insights into the life and work of the self-proclaimed ‘Grandfather of English Spiritualism’.