A Romance of Two Worlds

Author: Marie Corelli (Minnie Mary Mackay)
Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 99,120 / 284 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,360
mnybks.net#: 1904
Genres: Romance, Fantasy
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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

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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
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this book is good.

2009.05.29
Generosa Rader
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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.


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