Roberts, Marie Mulvey; Ormsby-Lennon, Hugh. Secret Texts: The Literature of Secret Societies

Roberts, Marie Mulvey; Ormsby-Lennon, Hugh. Secret Texts: The Literature of Secret Societies

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Roberts, Marie Mulvey; Ormsby-Lennon, Hugh. Secret Texts: The Literature of Secret Societies (AMS Studies in Cultural History). New York: AMS Press, 1995. ISBN: 9780404642518.

Red cloth with gilt titles, 6 x 9 inches, 349 clean pp., inscribed and signed "Hugh" on the title page. Fine. Hardcover.  [4712] 

Essays include: Science, Magic, and Masonry: Swift's Secret Texts; Yeats and the "Unknown Superiors": Swedenborg, Falk and Cagliostro; Peacock and the "Philosophical Gas" of the Illuminati; Freemasonry, the Brontes, and the Hidden Text of Jane Eyre; The Mystic Impresario: Josephin Peladan, Founder of Le Salon de la Rose+Croix; The Golden Dawn in Popular Fiction; and Kim and the Magic House: Freemasonry and Kipling.