Beyond the Gates

TitleBeyond the Gates
Year for Search1883
AuthorsPhelps, Elizabeth Stuart (1844-1911)
Date Published1883
PublisherHoughton, Mifflin
Place PublishedBoston, MA
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Heaven as a eutopia. 

Additional Publishers

UK ed. London: Chatto & Windus. Middle volume of a series, which began with The Gates Ajar. Boston, MA: Fields, Osgood, 1868; and ended with The Gates Between. Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin, 1887, which was repub. as Within the Gates. Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin, 1901; also published in McClure’s Magazine ​(New York) 17.1 - 3 (May - July 1901): 35-43, 142-49; 236-50. Selections rpt. in Daring To Dream: Utopian Stories by United States Women, 1836-1919. Ed. Carol Farley Kessler (London: Pandora Press, 1984), 111-16 with an editor’s note on 104-06. See also, Phelps, “The Gates Ajar Twenty Five Years After.” North American Review (Boston, MA) 156 (May 1853): 567-76. The three volumes were published together as Three Spiritualist Novels by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. The Gates Ajar (1868) Beyond the Gates (1883) and The Gates Between (1887) (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000), with an “Introduction” by Nina Baym (vii-xxiii). 

Info Notes

The book provoked considerable controversy. Attacks include J. S. W. Antidote to “The Gates Ajar”. London: Aylesbury, 1870. 2nd ed. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1871. U. S. ed. New York: G. W. Carleton, 1872; “The Gates Ajar” Critically Examined. By A Dean [pseud.]. London: Hatchards, 1871; “The Gates Ajar” Criticised and Corrected. By An Englishwoman [pseud.]. London: Geo. John Stevenson, 1872; E[dgar] Stanway Jackson, Faith or Fancy? An Examination of “The Gates Ajar”. London: Elliott Stock, 1871; Charlotte Elizabeth Tidy, The Door Was Shut: An Answer to “Gates Ajar”. London: William Macintosh, 1873; and Watching at the Gates. A Reply to “The Gates Ajar”. London: S. W. Partridge, [1871]. A defense is What Shall We Say About “The Gates Ajar”. Some Thoughts Suggested by the proposed “Antidote”. London: Elliott, [1871]. 

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The female author (1844-1911) is often listed as Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward. 

Full Text

1883 Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart [Often listed as Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward] (1844-1911). Beyond the Gates. Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin. U. K. ed. London: Chatto & Windus, 1883. Middle volume of a series, which began with The Gates Ajar. Boston, MA: Fields, Osgood, 1868; and ended with The Gates Between. Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin, 1887, which was repub. as Within the Gates. Boston, MA: Houghton, Mifflin, 1901; also published in McClure’s Magazine (New York) 17.13 (May - July 1901): 35-43, 142-49; 236-50. Selections rpt. in Daring To Dream: Utopian Stories by United States Women, 1836-1919. Ed. Carol Farley Kessler (London: Pandora Press, 1984), 111-16 with an editor’s note on 104-06. See also, Phelps, “The Gates Ajar Twenty Five Years After.” North American Review (Boston, MA) 156 (May 1853): 567-76. The three volumes were published together as Three Spiritualist Novels by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps. The Gates Ajar (1868) Beyond the Gates (1883) and The Gates Between (1887) (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000), with an “Introduction” by Nina Baym (vii-xxiii). L, PSt, W3,5755

Heaven as a eutopia. The book provoked considerable controversy. Attacks include J. S. W. Antidote to “The Gates Ajar”. London: Aylesbury, 1870. 2nd ed. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1871. U. S. ed. New York: G. W. Carleton, 1872; “The Gates Ajar” Critically Examined. By A Dean [pseud.]. London: Hatchards, 1871; “The Gates Ajar” Criticised and Corrected. By An Englishwoman [pseud.]. London: Geo. John Stevenson, 1872; E[dgar] Stanway Jackson, Faith or Fancy? An Examination of “The Gates Ajar”. London: Elliott Stock, 1871; Charlotte Elizabeth Tidy, The Door Was Shut: An Answer to “Gates Ajar”. London: William Macintosh, 1873; and Watching at the Gates. A Reply to “The Gates Ajar”. London: S. W. Partridge, [1871]. A defense is What Shall We Say About “The Gates Ajar”. Some Thoughts Suggested by the proposed “Antidote”. London: Elliott, [1871]. Female