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Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty and the Mad-Doctors in Victorian England Paperback – 3 Oct 2013

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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (3 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099541866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099541868
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.6 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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