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Author Jaher, David, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Crown Publishers, [2015]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    133.9109 JAH    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 MARGERY JAH    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 436 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.
Subject Margery, 1888-1941.
Women mediums -- United States -- Biography.
Spiritualists -- United States -- Biography.
Spiritualism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926.
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780307451064 hardcover alkaline paper
0307451062 hardcover alkaline paper

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