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Evenings at Home in Spiritual Seance By Georgiana Houghton (1881): edited with an introduction and notes by Sara Williams

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Sara Williams
Editor

Abstract

Spanning the years 1870–1881, Evenings at Home in Spiritual Séance (Second Series) documents the everyday, yet astonishing, experiences of spirit activity within the domestic space of the Victorian parlour. Through the intimacy of her diary-like prose, Houghton conjures cosy images of spirits laying the table for tea in what she called the “interblending of the heavenly and the mundane”. She is equally comfortable communicating with her beloved pet dove as she is with the archangel Gabriel, living an unassuming yet spiritually rich life, filled with people of this world and the next.

Houghton narrates her experiences of séances and trance mediumship with close friends, discusses her own automatic spirit drawings, and offers an autobiographical glimpse into her day-to-day business.

This critical edition, edited by Sara Williams, includes:

Introduction
Author biography
Select bibliography
Explanatory footnotes
Appendices on ‘Houghton in the Spiritualist press’, ‘Automatic spirit drawings’ and ‘Houghton’s spirit photography’

Citation

(2013). S. Williams (Ed.), Evenings at Home in Spiritual Seance By Georgiana Houghton (1881): edited with an introduction and notes by Sara Williams. Brighton: Victorian Secrets

Book Type Scholarly Edition
Publication Date 2013
Deposit Date May 10, 2022
ISBN 9781906469269
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/3993470
Publisher URL https://victoriansecrets.co.uk/book/evenings-at-home-in-spiritual-seance/

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