Mrs Guppy Takes A Flight

Mrs Guppy Takes A Flight

This is her story, finally brilliantly exposed and researched by criminologist Molly Whittington-Egan. It is the story of a brilliant lifelong conwoman and prestidigitateur.

Author: Molly Whittington-Egan

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 9781906000752

Category: History

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Many moons ago, in the high Victorian era, Mrs. Guppy, the famous medium, was enjoying a sparkling success. Over the rooftops of Bloomsbury she sailed, was infused through lathe and plaster, and clambered on to tables in the darkness, magicking down showers of apports. Night after night, once the lights were extinguished, and the damped fires had died in the grates, the séance could begin in plush and mahogany drawing-rooms. The O of her mouth in speaking trances was a portal to the spirit world. Her lidded eyes were flickering sensors. The floating paper trumpets were channels to catch the direct voices of the departed. Curtained cabinets were entrances to the unknown land. There, in the thrilling, breathing gloom, decked out in merging black gown, portly, not ethereal, Mrs Guppy, silently, deftly, tripped her own fantastic dance in little, pointy, soft, boots. Definitely invisible, for none ever spotted her, and very nearly noiseless - once, she set a chandelier a-tinkling - she glided behind the bowed heads of her awestruck sitters, and dispensed upon the table a cornucopia of gifts and symbols, apports, from the spirits; animal, vegetable and mineral. Wings swooped and birds burbled; doves were released. Lights darted and twinkled. Auditory effects, tactile feelings, stroking, prickling, oriental smells, made temporary schizophrenics of solid citizens. She was a sensation. Sadly, though, she was a fake medium, or a cheat, as they called it then, deliberately and in full consciousness employing techniques and devices in order to deceive others that she was in contact with the dead. She was lucky, or exceptionally talented: no lurking sceptic ever managed to expose her, to put up the light prematurely, snatch off a veil, or disclose a mask or waxen body part, as was happening to her rivals. In her palmy days, at the beginnings of the British craze for spiritualism she was a maker of miracles, and her name is still remembered. Her private life, obscured to those who believed in her, was curious, and based on fundamental lies. This is her story, finally brilliantly exposed and researched by criminologist Molly Whittington-Egan. It is the story of a brilliant lifelong conwoman and prestidigitateur.
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Light

Light

145 Jottings Mrs. Guppy's Aërial Flight Thomas Manton , and the medium was
Mrs. Everitt . I 145 The Late Mrs. ... It say , are allegorical , and John King , if I am
not mistaken , was this that took place forty years sinco . . But here , for was a ...

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The Spiritual Magazine

The Spiritual Magazine

It is worthy of notice in this connection that the evidence as to the departure ' of
Mrs. Guppy on her ærial flight was considered weak ... We therefore urge
attention to such further particulars as will aid those whose minds take that
direction .

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The Life and Times of Mary Dowager Duchess of Sutherland

The Life and Times of Mary  Dowager Duchess of Sutherland

Originally published in 1921. Egan-Whittington, M. (2014). Mrs. Guppy Takes a
Flight. Glasgow: Neil Wilson Publishing. [Google books version.] Garibaldi, G. (
1870). Clelia. Il Governo del Monaco. Milano: Fratelli Recheidei. Goodall, F. (
1902).

Author: Catherine Layton

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527512924

Category: History

Page: 447

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This definitive biography depicts one Victorian woman’s struggle to stay afloat in a rising tide of prurient scandalmongering and snobbery. Could it be that this woman’s character and circumstances informed Oscar Wilde’s social comedies? She was the daughter of a leading Conservative Oxford don, vilified as an arrogant fortune-hunter. Her liaison dangereuse with a Duke resulted in ostracism by Queen Victoria’s cronies, as well as protracted, widely publicised legal disputes with his family. One battle put her in Holloway Gaol for six weeks. Her supporters, over time, included Disraeli, the Khedival family of Egypt, the de Lesseps, and Sir Albert Kaye Rollit (a promoter of women’s suffrage, later her third husband). Her life and that of her family drew in British and European colonialism, and even Reilly, the “Ace of Spies”. Various previously untapped letters, diaries and journals allow the reader to navigate through the sensationalist fog of the primarily Liberal press of her time. The book will appeal to anyone interested in Victorian and journalism history, and gender and celebrity studies.
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Fraser s Magazine

Fraser s Magazine

Of course, if you accept the testimony of these witnesses to the aerial flights of Mr.
Home and Mrs. Guppy, you can have ... There is a constitutional tendency in
many minds to be seized by some strange notion which takes entire possession
of ...

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Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country

Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country

This notion may Guppy , you can have no reason be of a nature purely
intellectual , whatever for refusing credit to the or it may be one ... that they have
mental attitude of the narrator of connected themselves rather with Mrs . Guppy ' s
flight ; who glories in Science than with Religion . ... as to be free to Eastern Magi
took the strongest swallow anything , however prepos - hold of the Roman mind
when its ...

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Judy Or the London Serio comic Journal

Judy  Or the London Serio comic Journal

GREAT AËRIAL FLIGHT OF MISS FORTYSTUN ( Mrs . GUPPY ' s Only Rivaly . “
Pretty little airy spirit ! ” The Descent . Sensation similar to She reaches the earth
suddenly . Very Fly ! fly ! fly ! Hy ! going feet first into the sea . nice , if it didn ' t ...

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The Literary Digest

The Literary Digest

there are some who doubt whether any one could ever fly at all , The answer will
have already occurred to every mind at all on the level of ... Even when , as in the
case of Mrs. Guppy and D. D. Home , they ... But Home had no flying - machine ,
or said that he had none ; and this brings us to the great central truth about flying
 ...

Author: Edward Jewitt Wheeler

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Mesmerism Spiritualism c

Mesmerism  Spiritualism   c

Of course , if you accept the testimony of these witnesses to the aerial flights of Mr
. Home and Mrs. Guppy , you can have no reason whatever for refusing credit to
the historic evidence of the demoniacal elevation of Simon Magus , and the ...

Author: William Benjamin Carpenter

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ISBN: WISC:89094557287

Category: Clairvoyance

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The Popular Science Monthly

The Popular Science Monthly

Of course , if you accept the testimony of these witnesses to the aërial flights of Mr
. Home and Mrs . Guppy , you can have no reason whatever for refusing credit to
the historic evidence of the demoniacal elevation of Simon Magus , and the ...

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Popular Science

Popular Science

Of course, if you accept the testimony of these witnesses to the aerial flights of Mr.
Home and Mrs. Guppy, you can have no reason whatever for refusing credit to
the historic evidence of the demoniacal elevation of Simon Magus, and the
victory ...

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.
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The Eclectic Magazine

The Eclectic Magazine

Among rator of Mrs. Guppy's flight ; who glothese the Simon Magus slightly men-
ries in being so completely unfettered by ... notion which takes entire seventy feet
from the ground ; but eleven possession of them ; so that all the acpersons unite ...

Author: John Holmes Agnew

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924066197231

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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature  Science  and Art

Among rator of Mrs. Guppy's flight ; who glothese the Simon Magus slightly men-
ries in being so completely unfettered by ... notion which takes entire seventy feet
from the ground ; but eleven possession of them ; so that all the acpersons unite ...

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Eclectic Magazine

Eclectic Magazine

Among rator of Mrs. Guppy's flight ; who glothese the Simon Magus slightly men-
ries in being so completely unfettered by ... many minds to be seized by dow and
in at another , at a height of some strange notion which takes entire seventy feet ...

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Mind Over Space

Mind Over Space

The plural “ they ” takes the place of a definite personality . But in Miss
Houghton's book is evidence that Mrs. Guppy contacted John King at least as
early as 1868 in a sitting with Mrs. Marshall ... In this connection it may be of
interest to return to “ Hy ” ' s testimony of Mrs. Guppy's flight and quote : " John
King's voice was a ...

Author: Nandor Fodor

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ISBN: NWU:35556001160753

Category: Parapsychology

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Chambers s Journal

Chambers s Journal

We Mrs Guppy , having taken off her shoes , was warmcan only say that if it be so
, the Arch - Enemy of ing her feet by the ... sitting in a The gentleman who takes a
scientific view of well - warmed room , asked the spirits to bring in Spiritualism ...

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Chamber s Journal of Popular Literature Science and Arts

Chamber s Journal of Popular Literature  Science and Arts

We Mrs Guppy , having taken off her shoes , was warmcan only say that if it be so
, the Arch - Enemy of ing her feet by the ... sitting in a The gentleman who takes a
scientific view of well - warmed room , asked the spirits to bring in Spiritualism ...

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Chambers s Journal of Popular Literature Science and Arts

Chambers s Journal of Popular Literature  Science and Arts

We Mrs Guppy , having taken off her shoes , was warmcan only say that if it be so
, the Arch - Enemy of ing her feet by the ... sitting in a The gentleman who takes a
scientific view of well - warmed room , asked the spirits to bring in Spiritualism ...

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Where are the dead or Spiritualism explained By Fritz

Where are the dead  or  Spiritualism explained  By Fritz

H . " So much has been said about the alleged transportation of Mrs . Guppy by
spirits , that it may be desirable to give here an authentic account of the
circumstances under which it took place , especially as such examples of spirit
power are not likely to be of frequent occurrence . ... Nor is Mrs . Guppy ' s flight
though perhaps the most remarkable — by any means the only modern instance
of the kind .

Author: Frederick Altona Binney

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Tinsley s Magazine

Tinsley s Magazine

In five minutes Lord Byron favours us with a stanza , from that time she took a
flower but when he does one is ... How the spirits came forth In comparison with
the bodily and dipped their faces into the flights of Mr. Home or Mrs. Guppy , bowl
of ...

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