Little demon in the City of Light : a true story of murder and mesmerism in Belle Époque Paris / Steven Levingston.
- ISBN: 9780385536035 (hbk.)
- ISBN: 0385536038 (hbk.)
- Description: 333 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First Edition.
- Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 
- 6 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
- 1 copy at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
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|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-333).
|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."-- Provided by publisher.
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