A Romance of Two Worlds

Cover image for

Download


Author: Marie Corelli (Minnie Mary Mackay)
Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 99,120 / 284 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,536
mnybks.net#: 1904
Genres: Romance, Fantasy
Excerpt

ess worse than death. Recognizing, therefore, that in this cultivated age a wall of scepticism and cynicism is gradually being built up by intellectual thinkers of every nation against all that treats of the Supernatural and Unseen, I am aware that my narration of the events I have recently experienced will be read with incredulity. At a time when the great empire of the Christian Religion is being assailed, or politely ignored by governments and public speakers and teachers, I realize to the fullest extent how daring is any attempt to prove, even by a plain history of strange occurrences happening to one's self, the actual existence of the Supernatural around us; and the absolute certainty of a future state of being, after the passage through that brief soul-torpor in which the body perishes, known to us as Death.

In the present narration, which I have purposely called a "romance," I do not expect to be believed, as I can only relate what I myself have experienced. I know that men and women of to-day must

Reviews

Average Rating of 3.7 from 3 reviews: ****

I read this book at a sitting. It's really the most unusual book that I have read. Here Corelli (Bless her soul!) espouses on the mystical concepts of electricity, abstract travels and occultism. I felt enriched having read it and actually wanted more. This is a book I would recommend to all and sundry. It is romantically simple but seductively gripping with magnetism. I have all of Corelli's books for she remains my favorite heroine and she has influenced my work enormously, I, too, being a budding author. All in all, this book is simply unputdownable!

2009.05.30
williams5552
***..

this book is good.

2009.05.29
Generosa Rader
***..

This is a most unusual book - Corelli's first novel - which centers on Corelli's beliefs in "The Electric Principles of Christianity", and "The Electric Origin of the Universe", with many references to the Holy Bible. She elaborates on these themes through the experiences of her main character, a young female pianist, who suffers from insomnia, depression and other maladies of mind and spirit - and is cured by a practitioner of "Electric Principles".

Corelli elaborates at length on astral projection, interactions with angels, and other mystical topics related to her beliefs. In her time, Corelli was a widely read, popular author of fiction. Today, many of her concepts would be considered "New Age Religion".

I had a difficult time wading through her precise, well written, but interminable descriptions of concepts which I simply did not fully understand nor accept as feasible. My rating should be 2 stars, but I'll be generous and give her 3 stars.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for A Romance of Two Worlds by Marie Corelli - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for A Romance of Two Worlds by Marie Corelli - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for A Romance of Two Worlds by Marie Corelli - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for A Romance of Two Worlds by Marie Corelli - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for A Romance of Two Worlds by Marie Corelli - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for A Romance of Two Worlds by Marie Corelli - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
The City of Delight
by Elizabeth Miller
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontė
Fearsome
by S.A. Wolfe
All For Love
by John Dryden
A Poor Wise Man
by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Return of the Soldier
by Rebecca West
Oroonoko
by Aphra Behn
Notre-Dame de Paris
by Victor Hugo
Darkangel
by Christine Pope

See more popular titles from this genre.