The Resource Little demon in the city of light : a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris, Steven Levingston, (electronic resource)

Little demon in the city of light : a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris, Steven Levingston, (electronic resource)

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Little demon in the city of light : a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris
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Little demon in the city of light
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a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris
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Steven Levingston
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eng
Summary
  • Documents the brutal 1889 murder of a lascivious court official by a ruthless con man and his mistress, tracing the ensuing manhunt and sensational trial against debates about whether someone could be hypnotically compelled to commit crimes
  • "The thrilling--and so wonderfully French--story of a gruesome 1889 murder of a lascivious court official by a ruthless con man and his pliant mistress, an international manhunt, a sensational trial, and an inquiry into the limits of hypnotic power. In France at the end of the nineteenth century a great debate raged over the question of whether someone could be hypnotically compelled to commit a crime in violation of his or her moral convictions. When Alexandre-Toussaint Gouffe entered a Parisian building at 3 rue Tronson Ducoudray for what he thought would be a delightful assignation with the comely young Gabrielle Bompard, only to be murdered--hanged!--by her and her ruthless companion Michel Eyraud, stuffed in a trunk, and dumped on a riverbank near Lyon, that question became the burning center of an inquiry into the guilt or innocence of a woman the French tabloids dubbed "The Little Demon.""--
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Levingston, Steven
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364.152/3092
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no index present
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HV6535.F8
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P364 2014
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Gouffé, Augustin Toussaint
  • Eyraud, Michel
  • Bompard, Gabrielle
  • Murder
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / General
  • HISTORY / Europe / France
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Hypnotism
  • Paris (France)
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Little demon in the city of light : a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris, Steven Levingston, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-333)
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1 online resource (333 pages)
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9780385536042
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Little demon in the city of light : a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris, Steven Levingston, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-333)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (333 pages)
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unknown
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online
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9780385536042
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations
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0013786837
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