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READ & DOWNLOAD Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England Sarah Wise Ë 7 FREE READ FREE READ Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England 107 Stories of contested lunacy cases ranging from the 1820s to the 1890s reveal the various types of persons who came under threat of incarceration the support that their plight aroused in the public mind and the newspapers and doctors' shifting arguments about what constituted insanity. Review written in 2o12 Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England is marketed as Sarah Wise s engrossing and most ambitious work yet The book aims to revaluate our image of mental health and society in the nineteenth century and is said to be both page turning and scholarly Wise has set out to show twelve true stories from Victorian times in which sane people were locked away when declared mad Those included in Inconvenient People have been selected to highlight the range of people who had to fight for their liberty against the imputation of insanity Her preface to the volume is rather informative and leads incredibly well into the stories which follow We learn about the cases of Richard Paternoster sent to Kensington House Asylum by his surgeon father a doctor named John uail perceived as a dangerous lunatic for pestering Whitehall officials about a pension and remuneration he believed he was owed eminent Edward Bulwer Lytton who cruelly confined his wife Rosina to an asylum in controversial circumstances and Louisa Crookenden mother of four babies who died in infancy and who later tried to commit suicide amongst others Each case reads like a short story might and Wise has encompassed all the information available to her and presented it in an accessible format Whilst the volume sets out to show the reader twelve stories relating to misconstrued lunacy however there are only actually ten featured which is a shame As one might expect Inconvenient People is rather information heavy and unless being read for scholarly purposes it is a far beneficial volume to read one case at a time so as not to get too bogged down with all the facts The book contains a note on the terminology used throughout ranging from pauper lunatics who were unable to pay the fees for their care to single patient which usually implied a wealthy lunatic in non asylum care Informative maps have been included along with illustrations which go with the text The only downside is that some of these pictures have not been given captions and therefore look as though they have been placed haphazardly with paragraphs that do not relate to them To conclude Inconvenient People is an incredibly interesting book and it is clear that Wise has put a lot of thought into the varied cases she has used and the way in which she has presented her information It is an informative volume which is eually as useful to a scholar of Victorian history or psychiatry as to an everyday reader interested in lunacy and social conditions of the nineteenth century

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READ & DOWNLOAD Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England Sarah Wise Ë 7 FREE READ FREE READ Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England 107 The 19th century saw a series of panics about sane individuals being locked away in lunatic asylums and public feeling often ran high against the rising 'alienist' or 'mad doctor' profession English liberty was seen to be under threat from a new class of men who would sign away freed. This was a very tough read I plodded on and on with it day after day getting no closer to the endHowever when I did finally finish I had to sit back for a minute to soak up everything I had learnedWhat a fascinating yet devastatingly sad read Sarah Wise has luckily separated each of the 12 cases into sections as well as combining pictures photographs and maps together to break up the textI always knew that lunacy was a controversial topic in the 19th century but I didn t truly realise how bad it was Some poor people were effectively kidnapped and thrown into the madhouse for wanting to keep their own money that they earned for wanting to write for learning than one language for being flamboyant and confident in their mannerisms for being in the way of siblingsrelatives getting their money the list is endless And this happened to men and women So desperately sad Although this was a massive chunk of a book and I found it emotionally hard going to read it has certainly whet my appetite for the subject

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READ & DOWNLOAD Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England Sarah Wise Ë 7 FREE READ FREE READ Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England 107 Om in return for the high fees paid by unscrupulous people who wanted to be rid of a 'difficult' family member spouse or friend But who were the victims of this trade And to what extent was it carried on Why was it a problem for the wealthy and less so for the poor Twelve separate. Most of us would probably assume that the plight of someone at risk of incarceration for madness in the nineteenth century was a near hopeless one especially if we had been influenced by reading The Woman in White Sarah Wise follows the history of the attempt to reform the lunacy laws in Victorian England by way of a well choosen series of notable cases They are entertaining and illuminating I was surprised how many attempted confinements of alleged lunatics were motivated by the desire to get control of their property or dispose of an inconvenient person Some of the victims managed impressive responses of flight and fight sometimes destroying the careers of the doctors and madhouse keepers who had attempted to kidnap them Manifest abuses were rife but the Victorian regard for personal liberty meant that courts freuents sympathised with those who had had their homes invaded by doctors in disguise attempting to certify them and keepers looking for the chance to bundle them into a coach and bear them off The book is full of fascinating stories of feisty characters who fought back Unusual sidelights are cast on Victorian psychology one that struck me was a lucid attempt to define the unconscious dating from the 1850s Sarah Wise chooses her subjects well and makes their stories fascinating I shall look up some of her other books


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    READ à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ë Sarah Wise Sarah Wise Ë 7 FREE READ READ & DOWNLOAD Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England Most of us would probably assume that the plight of someone at risk of incarceration for madness in the nineteenth century was a near hopeless one especially if we had been influenced by reading 'The Woman in White' Sarah Wise follows the history of the attempt to reform the lunacy laws in Victorian England by way of a well choosen series of notable cases They are entertaining and illuminating I was surprised how many

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    READ à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ë Sarah Wise PDF or EBOOK (Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England) º Sarah Wise First I want to emphasise that unfortunately this pays very little attention to the fate of poorer lunatics and pretty much nothing about the public asylum system in general It focuses instead on a series of cases by richer people involved in

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    PDF or EBOOK (Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England) º Sarah Wise Review written in 2o12 Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England is marketed as Sarah Wise’s ‘engrossing and most ambitious work yet’ The book aims to ‘revaluate our image of mental health and society in the nineteenth century’ and is said to be ‘both page turning and scholarly’ Wise has set out to show twelve true stories from Victorian times in which sane people were lock

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    Sarah Wise Ë 7 FREE READ PDF or EBOOK (Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England) º Sarah Wise A really interesting insight into how lunatic asylums were run false imprisonment and disregard for the patients A good group of individual stories from people deemed insane for their religious beliefs to women who were simply too wilful which was seen as madness Worth reading by anyone with an interest in the development of mental health

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    PDF or EBOOK (Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England) º Sarah Wise Dry as dust Lots of details crammed into page long paragraphs presented in as boring a manner as possibleuit aft

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    PDF or EBOOK (Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England) º Sarah Wise READ à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ë Sarah Wise READ & DOWNLOAD Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England There are a number of interesting and at times horrifying true stories of people being wrongfully held in lunat

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  • Hardcover
  • 496
  • Inconvenient People Lunacy Liberty and the Mad Doctors in Victorian England
  • Sarah Wise
  • English
  • 27 August 2019
  • 9781847921123