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Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty and the Mad-Doctors in Victorian England by [Wise, Sarah]
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Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty and the Mad-Doctors in Victorian England Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews

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"Excellent" (Kathryn Hughes Guardian)

"A fine social history of the people who contested their confinement to madhouses in the 19th century, Wise offers striking arguments, suggesting that the public and juries were more intent on liberty than doctors and families" (Sunday Telegraph)

"Action-packed and entertaining… [A] marvellous book" (Christopher Hirst i)

"Fascinating… It has enough tragedy, comedy, farce and horror to fill a dozen fat novels, and enough bizarre characters to people them" (Suzi Feay Financial Times)

"Wise is a terrific researcher and storyteller. Here she has woven a series of case studies into a fascinating history of insanity in the 19th century" (Kate Summerscale Guardian Books of the Year)

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This highly original book brilliantly exposes the phenomenon of false allegations of lunacy (and the dark motives behind them...) in the Victorian period.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5693 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (4 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009IQ93LY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #99,005 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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