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The Curative by Charlotte Randall
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The Curative

by Charlotte Randall

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Started and abandoned in the same day. Books written as inner monologues require a very specific frame of mind, and this is definitelly not the moment.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140297537, Paperback)

This is the story of an inmate in Bedlam, the London mental asylum, in the early 19th century. Living in appalling conditions he still manages to be witty, urbane and seemingly sane. As the story unfolds we learn about life in the asylum, about his life before Bedlam and how he came to be there.

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"The narrator of this novel is an inmate of Bedlam, the London mental asylum. He is living chained to a wall in unspeakably horrible conditions, yet he is witty, urbane and seemingly sane. He reflects on freedom, on love and on love lost, and on the fleeting nature of happiness." "As this beautifully constructed story unfolds we learn about the bizarre treatments he has endured under the asylum's curative regimen, his life before Bedlam, and the answers to the critical questions: Why is this man here? What has he done?"--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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