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The Resource The mad women's ball, Victoria Mas ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

The mad women's ball, Victoria Mas ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Label
The mad women's ball
Title
The mad women's ball
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Mas ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
The Salpetriere asylum, Paris, 1885. Dr Charcot holds all of Paris in thrall with his displays of hypnotism on women who have been deemed mad, hysterics, and been cast out from society. But the truth is much more complicated - these women are often simply inconvenient, unwanted wives, those who have lost something precious, or wayward daughters. For Parisian society, the highlight of the year is The Mad Women's Ball, when the great and good come to gawk at the patients of the Salpetriere dressed up in their finery for one night only. For the women themselves it is a rare moment of hope. Genevieve is a senior nurse - after the childhood death of her sister Blandine, she shunned religion and has placed her faith in Dr Charcot and science. But everything begins to change when she meets Eugenie, the 19 year old daughter of a bourgeois family who have locked her away in the asylum. Because Eugenie has a secret - she sees spirits. Inspired by the scandalous, banned work that all of Paris is talking about - The Book of Spirits - Genevieve is determined to escape from the asylum (and the bonds of her gender) and seek out those who will believe in her. And for that she will need Genevieve's help..
Member of
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mas, Victoria
Dewey number
843.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Salpêtrière (Hospital)
  • Women
  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
The mad women's ball, Victoria Mas ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Film tie-in
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000071322033
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Penguin paperback edition.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781529176773
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2022008204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1305028267
Label
The mad women's ball, Victoria Mas ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Publication
Copyright
Note
Film tie-in
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000071322033
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Penguin paperback edition.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781529176773
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2022008204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1305028267

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