Spectres of the Self

    Spectres of the Self

    Thinking about Ghosts and Ghost-Seeing in England, 1750-1920

    Shane McCorristine

    Cambridge University Press 2010

    Paperback 285pp Illustrated

    9780521747967   Product Code: 21744

    Examining primary and secondary sources ranging from fiction to the reports of the Society for Psychical Research, this study explores the cultures surrounding the experience of seeing ghosts in England, from the Enlightenment to the 20th century. With the underlying thesis that the ghosts that haunt us today should be considered as spectres of the self, the book discusses themes including ghost-seeing and dreaming, telepathy, and the concept of hallucination in Victorian psychology.

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