Three Spiritualist Novels : The Gates Ajar, Beyond the Gates, the Gates Between
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.
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
- 01 Sep 2000
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
"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