The Appearance of Evil

Apparitions of Spirits in Wales

Author(s) Edmund Jones

Language: English

Genre(s): Literary Criticism, Social Policy and Law, Welsh Interest

  • November 2003 · 176 pages ·234x156mm

  • · Paperback - 9780708318546

About The Book

Edmund Jones (1702-1793) was a Calvinist Independent Minister, born at Penllwyn in Monmouthshire. He wrote several works on doctrine, as well as three collections of material on apparitions, of which "A Relation of Apparitions" (1780) is the third. His work reacts against the excesses of 18th-century empiricist thought by asserting a biblical view of the transcendent nature of reality. "A Relation of Apparitions" is a repository of supernatural folklore which shows how the 18th century viewed both the spirit world and the question of belief. This is a modernized, edited and re-organized version of Jones's text, including a transcript of further holograph material, as well as a detailed editor's introduction.


'The illumination of Jones's work is highlighted by the excellent introduction' Readers Report 'In presenting the style and content of Edmund Jones's stories and in his own illuminating commentary John Harvey has made a fascinating, enjoyable and scholarly contribution to the field.' www ' excellent introduction by John Harvey, of ghosts, demons, fairies, witches, angels and other manifestations of the 'invisible world',...for folklorists, this book is essential reading.' Meic Stephens, Cambria

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