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The Resource The witch of Lime Street : séance, seduction, and Houdini in the spirit world, David Jaher

The witch of Lime Street : séance, seduction, and Houdini in the spirit world, David Jaher

Label
The witch of Lime Street : séance, seduction, and Houdini in the spirit world
Title
The witch of Lime Street
Title remainder
séance, seduction, and Houdini in the spirit world
Statement of responsibility
David Jaher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1924 the wife of a Boston surgeon came to embody the raging national debate over Spiritualism, a movement devoted to communication with the dead. Reporters dubbed her the blonde Witch of Lime Street, but she was known to her followers simply as Margery. Her most vocal advocate was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who believed so thoroughly in Margery's powers that he urged her to enter a controversial contest, sponsored by Scientific American. Her supernatural gifts beguiled four of the judges. There was only one left to convince... the acclaimed escape artist, Harry Houdini. Jaher captures their electric public rivalry and the competition that brought them into each other's orbit
Summary
Recounts how the wife of a Boston surgeon came to embody the national debate over Spiritualism and the rivalry that came from Harry Houdini's quest to unmask charlatans
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10440296
Cataloging source
DLC
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Jaher, David
Dewey number
133.9/1092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Margery
  • Women mediums
  • Spiritualists
  • Spiritualism
  • Houdini, Harry
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Houdini, Harry
  • Margery
  • Spiritualism
  • Spiritualists
  • Women mediums
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
seance, seduction, and Houdini in the spirit world
Label
The witch of Lime Street : séance, seduction, and Houdini in the spirit world, David Jaher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 dead boys -- The river of doubt -- The new wilderness -- The saxophone and spirit trumpet -- The great spirit hunt -- The Witch of Lime Street -- Spirits of the dead -- How Death deals its cards -- The shadow of a dream
Control code
ocn909025615
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9780307451064
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015009392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)909025615
Label
The witch of Lime Street : séance, seduction, and Houdini in the spirit world, David Jaher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 dead boys -- The river of doubt -- The new wilderness -- The saxophone and spirit trumpet -- The great spirit hunt -- The Witch of Lime Street -- Spirits of the dead -- How Death deals its cards -- The shadow of a dream
Control code
ocn909025615
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9780307451064
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015009392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)909025615

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