Eccentric Lives and Peculiar Notions

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Adventures Unlimited Press, 1999 - 240 頁
Takes us into the bizarre and often humorous lives of such people as Lady Blount, who was sure that the earth is flat, Cyrus Teed, who believed that the earth is a hollow shell with us in the inside; Edward Hine, who believed that the British are the lost Tribes of Israel; and Baron de Guldenstubbe, who was sure that statues wrote him letters. British writer and housewife Nesta Webster devoted her life to exposing international conspiracies, and Father O'Callaghan devoted his to opposing interest on loans. The extraordinary characters in this book were and in some cases still are wholehearted enthusiasts for the various causes and outrageous notions they adopted, and John Michell describes their adventures with spirit and compassion.
 

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用戶評語  - MiaCulpa - www.librarything.com

John Michell is revered amongst Forteans for his writings on strangeness and esotericism. I'm also a sucker for anything on eccentrics as I plan to become increasingly eccentric as I age and I like to ... 閱讀評論全文

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Oddball people but largely ones who made no difference at all. Banvard's Folly is much more interesting as it often deals with unusual people but they are ones who had marked impacts on their times ... 閱讀評論全文

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A dreadfully persistent lover
8
The strange adventure of a Somerset genealogist
18
The community that dwelt within the earth
42
The diehard priest who opposed capitalism
52
A most conservative M
58
The first lady of conspiratology
71
Two unusual landowners
78
The consolation of a jilted Latvian
85
The last of the old Welsh Druids
124
Jerusalem in Scotland
137
The people with holes in their heads
145
Bibliomaniacs
153
Jews Britons and the lost tribes of Israel
164
Doubts on Shakespeare and a Baconian martyr
178
Congressman Donnelly the great heretic
202
Eminent ufologists
227

The judge who visited wild
99
The inventor of frozen battleships
117

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John Michell was a Russian interpreter and Chartered Surveyor before publishing his first book. He lives in London.

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