“A Strange Story” by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"A Strange Story" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"'A Strange Story' is an extraordinary testament to the belief in and fascination with the Occult and spiritualism that was prevalent in nineteenth century society, and reflects Bulwer Lytton's own particular views. The young hero, Doctor Allen Fenwick, is utterly unable to counteract the malign influence of the sinister mesmerist Margrave over his beloved, the mystical Lilian, by scientific methods – will this lead him to put aside his rationalist creed and embrace the notion of a world beyond our own?"