Über den Autor
Arthur Conan Doyle was a British author, physician and spiritualist who created the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Holmes featured in a number of novels and short stories, most of which have remained in print for well over a century. Arthur Conan Doyle's best-known work includes novels: 'A Study in Scarlet', 'The Sign of the Four', 'The Stark Munro Letters' and 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'; short-story collections: 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes', 'Round the Red Lamp: Being Facts' and 'Fancies of Medical Life' and 'Danger! and Other Stories' and works of historical non-fiction: The Crime of the 'Congo and The Great Boer War'.
This vintage work contains a comprehensive treatise on the history of spiritualism, being a narrative which covers in a way the whole history of the Spiritualistic movement. Written in clear, concise language and full of interesting historical information, this is a text that will be of considerable utility to those with an interest in the colourful history and development of spiritualism, and it would make for a great addition to collections of allied literature. The chapters of this book include: 'The Story of Swedenborg', 'Edward Irving: The Shakers', 'The Prophet of the New Revelation', 'The Hydesville Episode', 'The Career of the Fox Sister', 'First Developments in America', 'The Dawn of England', 'Continued Progress in England', etcetera. We are republishing this vintage volume now complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.