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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
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Little demon in the city of light
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a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris
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Steven Levingston
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Language
eng
Summary
"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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10273487
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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
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  • Gouffé, Augustin Toussaint
  • Eyraud, Michel
  • Bompard, Gabrielle
  • Murder
  • Paris (France)
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adult
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a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris
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Little demon in the city of light : a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris, Steven Levingston
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-333)
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
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Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780385536035
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013020525
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)846544744
  • (OCoLC)ocn846544744
  • 348341
Label
Little demon in the city of light : a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris, Steven Levingston
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-333)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780385536035
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013020525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)846544744
  • (OCoLC)ocn846544744
  • 348341

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