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The Resource The painted bridge, Wendy Wallace

The painted bridge, Wendy Wallace

Label
The painted bridge
Title
The painted bridge
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Wallace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Outside London behind a stone wall stands Lake House, a private asylum for genteel women of a delicate nature. In the winter of 1859, recently-married Anna Palmer becomes its newest arrival, tricked by her husband into leaving her home, incarcerated against her will and declared hysterical and unhinged. With no doubts as to her sanity, Anna is convinced that she will be released as soon as she can tell her story. But Anna quickly learns that liberty will not come easily. And the longer she remains at Lake House, the more she realises that - like the ethereal bridge over the asylum's lake - nothing is as it appears. She begins to experience strange visions and memories that may lead her to the truth about her past, herself, and to freedom - or lead her so far into the recesses of her mind that she may never escape
Summary
Committed by her husband to a shabby, mid-19th-century London asylum for mentally ill women, Anna Palmer endeavors to prove her sanity to unheeding male doctors and finds allies in a theoretical-science therapist, an equally sane fellow patient and the asylum proprietor's bookish daughter.
Tone
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10126768
Cataloging source
BT
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1956-
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Wallace, Wendy
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The painted bridge, Wendy Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049001165
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857209283
Label
The painted bridge, Wendy Wallace
Publication
Control code
000049001165
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857209283

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