Ten Days in A Madhouse

Ten Days in A Madhouse

by Nellie Bly

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936709250
Publisher: Piccadilly Books
Publication date: 12/05/2018
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: A Delicate Mission

Chapter 2: Preparing for the Ordeal

Chapter 3: In the Temporary Home

Chapter 4: Judge Duffy and the Police

Chapter 5: Pronounced Insane

Chapter 6: In Bellevue Hospital

Chapter 7: The Goal in Sight

Chapter 8: Inside the Madhouse

Chapter 9: An Expert(?) At Work

Chapter 10: My First Supper

Chapter 11: In the Bath

Chapter 12: Promenading with Lunatics

Chapter 13: Choking and Beating Patients

Chapter 14: Some Unfortunate Stories

Chapter 15: Incidents of Asylum Life

Chapter 16: The Last Good-Bye

Chapter 17: The Grand Jury Investigation

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Ten Days in a Mad-House 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Incredibly shocking to see how women were treated in the 1800s. We've come a long way, but still room for improvement. How scary how easily it was for a woman to get committed for insanity, then to endure such a hell hole.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love reading historical stuff and this was really interesting. To see from her eyes what would have been something scary to go through is amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read! I wish it was longer !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nellie B.was a woman way ahead of her time and very brave. Read more about her life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful
BellaFoxx on LibraryThing 17 days ago
This book was very easy to read. Nellie Bly has a very conversational way of writing, she also does not get bogged down in needless detail. In this book she tells how she got the assignment and how she prepared for it. After she is committed, which was a rather quick and easy process, she details how her first day went. She then states that all her days were like that and proceeds onto the treatment, mis-treatment, abuse, conditions at the asylum. Her belief that there were women there that were not insane substantiated by her reports of their actions and conversations.After the section on the asylum, there is another short article on the working conditions of women, she refers to it as `white slavery¿. Also very well written. I recommend this book.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I enjoyed the book.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little slice of history, Nelly was a brave woman, and this book was well worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not to long and easy to follow. Great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brave for her time. Quick read, fascinating. One person can make a difference.
B-loNY More than 1 year ago
An interesting quick read with a unusual dialogue
Anonymous More than 1 year ago