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The Resource Little demon in the city of light : a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris, Steven Levingston

Little demon in the city of light : a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris, Steven Levingston

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Little demon in the city of light : a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris
Title
Little demon in the city of light
Title remainder
a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris
Statement of responsibility
Steven Levingston
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Documents the brutal 1889 murder of a lascivious court official by a ruthless con man and his pliant mistress, tracing the ensuing manhunt and sensational trial against period 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
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6535.F8
LC item number
P364 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Gouffé, Augustin Toussaint
  • Eyraud, Michel
  • Bompard, Gabrielle
  • Murder
  • Paris (France)
Label
Little demon in the city of light : a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris, Steven Levingston
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9780385536035.jpg
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Publication
Bar code
  • 31223107970528
  • 31223107146541
  • 31223107970536
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-333)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780385536035
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013020525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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illustrations
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  • bro-upg20140212-153
  • bro-cust20140213-117
  • bro-cust20140410-117
  • bro-cust20140609-084
System control number
  • 846544744
  • (OCoLC)846544744
Label
Little demon in the city of light : a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris, Steven Levingston
Link
9780385536035.jpg
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223107970528
  • 31223107146541
  • 31223107970536
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-333)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780385536035
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013020525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • bro-upg20140212-153
  • bro-cust20140213-117
  • bro-cust20140410-117
  • bro-cust20140609-084
System control number
  • 846544744
  • (OCoLC)846544744

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