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Conan Doyle and the mysterious world of light : 1887-1920

Author: Matt Wingett; Michael Gunton; Leslie Price
Publisher: [Portsmouth (England)] : Life is Amazing, Lavergne, TN : ICGtesting, [2019] 2019 ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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From early in his medical career, Arthur Conan Doyle was fascinated by the paranormal. As a young doctor in Soutsea, he investigated séances, telepathy and hypnosis, and in 1887, the year of his first Sherlock Holmes novel, he becamse convinced of the reality of spirit communication. Even as Holmes's fame grew, Conan Doyle investigated poltergeists, automatic writing and spirit photography. Then, in 1916, as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Arthur Conan Doyle; Arthur Conan Doyle
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Wingett; Michael Gunton; Leslie Price
ISBN: 9780957241350 0957241356
OCLC Number: 1052838293
Description: 320 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Michael Gunton --
Preface / by Leslie Price.
Other Titles: Light: A Journal of Psychical, Occult, and Mystical Research.
Responsibility: Matt Wingett.

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From early in his medical career, Arthur Conan Doyle was fascinated by the paranormal. As a young doctor in Soutsea, he investigated séances, telepathy and hypnosis, and in 1887, the year of his first Sherlock Holmes novel, he becamse convinced of the reality of spirit communication. Even as Holmes's fame grew, Conan Doyle investigated poltergeists, automatic writing and spirit photography. Then, in 1916, as the Great War's death toll mounted, he announced to an astonished world his belief in Spiritualism, all the while comtinuing to produce stories starring his ultra-rational consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.

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