Three Spiritualist Novels

Three Spiritualist Novels : The Gates Ajar, Beyond the Gates, the Gates Between

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A fascinating trilogy of novels that delineates the afterlife--a topic that is always intriguing--as viewed from the "Spiritualist" perspective--a movement that was very strong in the 19th century and which still has adherents today. Definitely 19th century in flavor and style, but all the more charming for that.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0252069072
  • 9780252069079
  • 2,141,404

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"Convinced of the viability of the Spiritualist view that a vital link to earthly life continues in the hereafter, Phelps wrote the three novels included here -- The Gates Ajar (1868), Beyond the Gates (1883), and The Gates Between (1887) -- portraying heaven as a perfected version of earthly life and the afterlife as a chance to make up for lost opportunities on earth. These works were immensely popular in Phelp's lifetime, and it is good to have them brought together in such a convenient and attractive format." -- Nineteenth-Century Literature
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