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An adventure

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This edition was published in by Macmillan in London.

Written in English

205 pages

The Moberly–Jourdain incident was an event that occurred on 10 August 1901 in the gardens of the Petit Trianon, involving two female academics, Charlotte Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain. The women were both from educated backgrounds. During a trip to Versailles, they visited the Petit Trianon, a small château in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, where they allegedly experienced a time slip, and saw Marie Antoinette as well as other people of the same period. After researching the history of the palace, and comparing notes of their experience, they published their work in a book entitled An Adventure, under the names of Elizabeth Morison and Frances Lamont, in 1911. Their story caused a sensation, and was subject to much ridicule.

This is the book they wrote under anonymous names a year later.

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The Moberly–Jourdain incident was an event that occurred on 10 August 1901 in the gardens of the Petit Trianon, involving two female academics, Charlotte Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain. The women were both from educated backgrounds. During a trip to Versailles, they visited the Petit Trianon, a small château in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, where they allegedly experienced a time slip, and saw Marie Antoinette as well as other people of the same period. After researching the history of the palace, and comparing notes of their experience, they published their work in a book entitled An Adventure, under the names of Elizabeth Morison and Frances Lamont, in 1911. Their story caused a sensation, and was subject to much ridicule.

This is the book they wrote under anonymous names a year later.

An adventure

with appendix and maps

This edition was published in by Macmillan in London.


Edition Notes

An account, by "Elizabeth Morison" and "Frances Lamont" (whose names "are the only fictitious words in the book". cf. Publisher's note, p. vi) of spitirualistic phenomena encountered at Petit Trianon.

Authorship attributed to Charlotte A.E. Moberly and Eleanor F. Jourdain by Halkett and Laing, Dict. anon. and pseud., new ed., v. 1, p. 38; Who's who, 1935, under Moberly, C.A.E.

"First edition January 1911, reprinted ... 1911, 1912. Second edition with appendix and maps 1913, reprinted 1913."

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Pagination
vi p., 1 l., 162 p., 1 l., [163]-205 p. illus., plans (part fold.)
Number of pages
205

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OL24528404M
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