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The Resource Through a glass, darkly : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the quest to solve the greatest mystery of all, Stefan Bechtel ; Laurence Roy Stains

Through a glass, darkly : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the quest to solve the greatest mystery of all, Stefan Bechtel ; Laurence Roy Stains

Label
Through a glass, darkly : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the quest to solve the greatest mystery of all
Title
Through a glass, darkly
Title remainder
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the quest to solve the greatest mystery of all
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Bechtel ; Laurence Roy Stains
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After the American Civil War, while bodies still littered battlefields, the movement known as Spiritualism began to sweep across America as thousands of people, mostly from shock and grief, tried to make contact with the recently departed. The movement captivated Europe as well, especially England in the aftermath of the Great War and Great Influenza Epidemic ... The movement's most famous spokesman was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Known to the world as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Doyle underwent what many people at the time considered an enigmatic transformation, turning his back on the hyper-rational Holmes and plunging into the supernatural. What was it that convinced a brilliant man like Doyle, the creator of the great exemplar of cold, objective thought, that there was a reality beyond the reality? ... Using the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as a lens, Bechtel probes this largely unexplored movement, a movement rife with fraud but also full of genuine evidence that is difficult to dismiss ..."-- Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bechtel, Stefan
Dewey number
  • 823/.8
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4623
LC item number
.B43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stains, Larry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Spiritualists
  • Spiritualism
  • Literature and spiritualism
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Authors, Scottish
  • Literature and spiritualism
  • Spiritualism
  • Spiritualists
Label
Through a glass, darkly : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the quest to solve the greatest mystery of all, Stefan Bechtel ; Laurence Roy Stains
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The infinite strangeness of life -- Into the unknown -- "Mister Splitfoot, do as I do!" -- The spiritual wildfire -- The invention of Sherlock Holmes -- The science of the unseen -- "Some splendid starry night" -- The Saint Paul of spiritualism -- An embarrassment of fairies -- The strangest friendship in history -- Sex, lies, and séances -- Houdini cheats ... again -- "We have just begun to fight!" -- A death foretold -- The lion in winter -- Sir Arthur, is that you?
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781250076793
Lccn
2017004241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027280989
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn957022393
  • (OCoLC)957022393
Label
Through a glass, darkly : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the quest to solve the greatest mystery of all, Stefan Bechtel ; Laurence Roy Stains
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The infinite strangeness of life -- Into the unknown -- "Mister Splitfoot, do as I do!" -- The spiritual wildfire -- The invention of Sherlock Holmes -- The science of the unseen -- "Some splendid starry night" -- The Saint Paul of spiritualism -- An embarrassment of fairies -- The strangest friendship in history -- Sex, lies, and séances -- Houdini cheats ... again -- "We have just begun to fight!" -- A death foretold -- The lion in winter -- Sir Arthur, is that you?
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781250076793
Lccn
2017004241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027280989
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn957022393
  • (OCoLC)957022393

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