The mad women's ball
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Wynne, Frank, translator.
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London : Doubleday, 2021.
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210 pages ; 23 cm.
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English

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The Salpetriere asylum, Paris, 1885. Dr Charcot holds all of Paris in thrall with his displays of hypnotism on women who have been deemed mad, hysterics, and been cast out from society. But the truth is much more complicated - these women are often simply inconvenient', unwanted wives, those who have lost something precious, or wayward daughters. For Parisian society, the highlight of the year is The Mad Women's Ball, when the great and good come to gawk at the patients of the Salpetriere dressed up in their finery for one night only. For the women themselves it is a rare moment of hope. Genevieve is a senior nurse - after the childhood death of her sister Blandine, she shunned religion and has placed her faith in Dr Charcot and science. But everything begins to change when she meets Eugenie, the 19 year old daughter of a bourgeois family who have locked her away in the asylum. Because Eugenie has a secret - she sees spirits. Inspired by the scandalous, banned work that all of Paris is talking about - The Book of Spirits - Genevieve is determined to escape from the asylum (and the bonds of her gender) and seek out those who will believe in her. And for that she will need Genevieve's help...
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Translated from the French.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mas, V., & Wynne, F. (2021). The mad women's ball . Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mas, Victoria and Frank, Wynne. 2021. The Mad Women's Ball. London: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mas, Victoria and Frank, Wynne. The Mad Women's Ball London: Doubleday, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mas, Victoria,, and Frank Wynne. The Mad Women's Ball Doubleday, 2021.

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