Servants of the Supernatural

Servants of the Supernatural The Night Side of the Victorian Mind

Paperback (01 Jan 2009) | English

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Born of the so-called Victorian 'pseudo science' of mesmerism, the séance enjoyed a late 19th century golden age that ministered to the Victorian obsession with science, religious doubt, and entertainment.

Mediums, psychics and somnambulists were investigated by amateur sleuths and by scientists like Faraday and Darwin; their performances imitated and exposed by magicians, denounced by clerics, satirised in the press. Yet the popularity of spiritualism and the séance endured - and does so to this day.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099478867
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Arrow Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 133.91
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 224g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 20mm