We are very pleased to announce a new critical edition of Georgiana Houghton’s Evenings at Home in Spiritual Séance, edited by Sara Williams.
Spanning the years 1870–1881, this book 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.
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