Little demon in the city of light : a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris
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New York : Doubleday, ©2014].
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Central - Adult Nonfiction
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Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
333 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of illustrations ; 25 cm
Street Date
1402
Language
English
ISBN
9780385536035 (hardback), 0385536038 (hardback)

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Includes bibliographical references.
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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.
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"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.""--,Provided by publisher.

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Levingston, S. (2014). Little demon in the city of light: a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris (First edition.). Doubleday.

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Levingston, Steven. 2014. Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris. New York: Doubleday.

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Levingston, Steven. Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris New York: Doubleday, 2014.

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Levingston, Steven. Little Demon in the City of Light: A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris First edition., Doubleday, 2014.

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