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NORRIS, Laurie Glenn, with Barbara THOMPSON. Haunted Girl : Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Mystery. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing, (2012). FirstPrinting. Pp. (6),1-170. Illustrated with black and white photos. 8vo, art -illustrated black card covers, red and grey lettering to front cover, greylettering to spine. "In 1878 eighteen-year-old Esther Cox was at the centr e of a number of unexplained occurrences that plagued the Amherst, Nova Scotia, home of her sister and brother-in-law. Something or someone knocked onthe walls, hid household items, moved furniture around, and set fires. Est her herself was subject to mysterious fevers, prodding, and, on one occasion, stabbing. These manifestations followed her when she went to stay with other families in the area. Eventually she was charged with robbery and spent a month in jail, after which the haunting ceased. Was Esther the victim of paranormal powers or the troubled mind behind a series of elaborate hoaxes? At the time of her alleged haunting, the plausibility of Esther Cox's claims was hotly debated in newspapers and by fellow Amherst residents. In the hundred years since her death, Esther's story has been retold numerous times and she remains to this day the town's most infamous historical figures. Laurie Glenn Norris and Barbara Thompson examine the mystery at the heartof the Esther Cox legend, with new attention paid to Esther's tumultuous c hildhood following the death of her mother, the opportunities available to women of her time, and the rise of spiritualism and interest in the paranormal in the mid-1800s. 'Haunted Girl: Esther Cox & the Great Amherst Mystery' is an engaging investigation into the facts and the fascination surrounding one of the best-known women in Maritime folk history." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Setting the Stage; 2. The Great Amherst Mystery Unfolds;3. Cashing In on the Great Amherst Mystery; 4. Living Among Spirits; 5. Li fe Afterwards; 6. What They Thought It Was; 7. A Haunted Girl; 8. The Legacy of the Great Amherst Mystery. With selected bibliography and index. Red dot to top edge, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping charges should be a bit cheaper than quoted. 10.00
Title: Haunted Girl : Esther Cox and the Great Amherst Mystery. First Edition.
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, NS, 2012, ISBN:9781551099071:
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