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The Night-Side of Nature; OR, Ghosts and Ghost-Seers

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Title:The Night-Side of Nature; OR, Ghosts and Ghost-Seers
Crowe, Catherine Ann   
(2 of 2 for author by title)
Ghosts and Family Legends: a volume for Christmas
Published:   1850
Publisher:J. S. Redfield, Clinton Hall
Tags:fiction, ghosts, horror

Spirits of the dead who cannot break their link with the Earth; the unfathomable mysteries of dreams that predict the future; apparitions, doppelgangers, haunted houses and poltergeists--the book examines these and other cases of supernatural happenings. [Suggest a different description.]

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Catherine Crowe (1790-1876) was an English novelist and short story writer. Born in Kent, she lived most of her life in Edinburgh after her marriage in 1822 to Lieutenant-Colonel John Crowe. She was strong believer in women's education. In her novel "Lilly Dawson" (1847) she commented that men's education of six hours a day at Latin and Greek was better than six hours a day at worsted work and embroidery. She was sympathetic to the lives of working-class women, particularly sexual pressures. Some of her books have plots where women cross class boundaries. "Susan Hopley" is a romance about a servant who discovers her brother's murderer and also finds out the she is the daughter of a colonel.

She was fascinated by the occult. One of her best known books, "The Night Side of Nature" is a collection of haunted house stories and supernatural events. A book called "Spiritualism and the Age We Live In" (1854) precipitated a mental breakdown after which she wrote very little. She lived the rest of her life as an invalid and died as the age of 86. (The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers)

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