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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A TNT ORIGINAL SERIES “A first-rate tale of crime and punishment that will keep readers guessing until the final pages.”—Entertainment Weekly “Caleb Carr’s rich period thriller takes us back to the moment in history when the modern idea of the serial killer became available to us.”—The Detroit News When The Alienist was first published in 1994, it was a major phenomenon, spending six months on the New York Times bestseller list, receiving critical acclaim, and selling millions of copies. This modern classic continues to be a touchstone of historical suspense fiction for readers everywhere. The year is 1896. The city is New York. Newspaper reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned by his friend Dr. Laszlo Kreizler—a psychologist, or “alienist”—to view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy abandoned on the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge. From there the two embark on a revolutionary effort in criminology: creating a psychological profile of the perpetrator based on the details of his crimes. Their dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who will kill again before their hunt is over. Fast-paced and riveting, infused with historical detail, The Alienist conjures up Gilded Age New York, with its tenements and mansions, corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters, shining opera houses and seamy gin mills. It is an age in which questioning society’s belief that all killers are born, not made, could have unexpected and fatal consequences. Praise for The Alienist “[A] delicious premise . . . Its settings and characterizations are much more sophisticated than the run-of-the-mill thrillers that line the shelves in bookstores.”—The Washington Post Book World “Mesmerizing.”—Detroit Free Press “The method of the hunt and the disparate team of hunters lift the tale beyond the level of a good thriller—way beyond. . . . A remarkable combination of historical novel and psychological thriller.”—The Buffalo News “Engrossing.”—Newsweek “A ripsnorter of a plot . . . a fine dark ride.”—The Arizona Daily Star “Remarkable . . . The reader is taken on a whirlwind tour of the Gilded Age metropolis, climbing up tenement stairs, scrambling across rooftops, and witnessing midnight autopsies. . . . A breathtaking, finely crafted mystery.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch “Gripping, atmospheric . . . intelligent and entertaining.”—USA Today “A high-spirited, charged-up and unfailingly smart thriller.”—Los Angeles Times “Keeps readers turning pages well past their bedtime.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Harrowing, fascinating . . . will please fans of Ragtime and The Silence of the Lambs.”—The Flint Journal

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The internationally bestselling historical thriller, soon to be adapted for TV. Some things never change. New York City, 1896. Hypocrisy in high places is rife, police corruption commonplace, and a brutal killer is terrorising young male prostitutes. Unfortunately for Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt, the psychological profiling of murderers is a practice still in its infancy, struggling to make headway against the prejudices of those who prefer the mentally ill - and the 'alienists' who treat them - to be out of sight as well as out of mind. But as the body count rises, Roosevelt swallows his doubts and turns to the eminent alienist Dr Laszlo Kreizler to put a stop to the bloody murders - giving Kreizler a chance to take him further into the dark heart of criminality, and one step closer to death.

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Caleb Carr

Now back in print--this fast-paced, convincing "New York Times" bestselling thriller is set in New York City in 1896, where two men and a brave, determined woman embark on a quest that takes them into the tortured mind of a barbaric serial killer.

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Machado de Assis

Brilliant physician Simao Bacamarte sacrifices a prestigious career to return home and educate himself to the budding field of psychology. Bacamarte opens the first asylum hoping to crown himself and his hometown with 'imperishable laurels'. But then the good doctor starts to see signs of insanity in more and more of his neighbours. With dark humour and sparse prose, The Alienist lets the reader ponder who is really crazy after all. Originally published in 1882, readers will find that this tragically humorous novella remains as relevant as ever.

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A classic work of literature by “the greatest author ever produced in Latin America.” (Susan Sontag) Brilliant physician Simão Bacamarte sacrifices a prestigious career to return home and dedicate himself to the budding field of psychology. Bacamarte opens the first asylum in Brazil hoping to crown himself and his hometown with “imperishable laurels.” But the doctor begins to see signs of insanity in more and more of his neighbors. . . . With dark humor and sparse prose, The Alienist lets the reader ponder who is really crazy. *** This is a Hybrid Book. Melville House HybridBooks combine print and digital media into an enhanced reading experience by including with each title additional curated material called Illuminations — maps, photographs, illustrations, and further writing about the author and the book. The Melville House Illuminations are free with the purchase of any title in the HybridBook series, no matter the format. Purchasers of the print version can obtain the Illuminations for a given title simply by scanning the QR code found in the back of each book, or by following the url also given in the back of the print book, then downloading the Illumination in whatever format works best for you. Purchasers of the digital version receive the appropriate Illuminations automatically as part of the ebook edition.

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N.A

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Charles H. Hughes

Excerpt from The Alienist and Neurologist, 1903, Vol. 24: A Journal of Scientific, Clinical and Forensic Neurology and Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuriatry; Intended Especially to Subserve the Wants of the General Practitioner of Medicine It is, of course, necessary that in much of what I say I should point a local moral, but I wish also to consider you as men working in a common cause with medical teachers everywhere, as members of a great fraternity unhindered by distance, nationality or language. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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C. H. Hughes

Excerpt from The Alienist and Neurologist, 1895, Vol. 16: A Quarterly Journal of Scientific, Clinical and Forensic Psychiatry and Neurology Tumor of the Cerebellum, with Bulimia and Recurrent Apoplectiform Seiz uresun. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Charles H. Hughes

Excerpt from The Alienist and Neurologist, 1910, Vol. 31: A Journal of Scientific, Clinical and Forensic Neurology and Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuriatry; Intended Especially to Subserve the Wants of the General Practitioner of Medicine Soon after he became possessed with the idea of found ing an inebriate, asylum and gave up his work for that pur pose. He made three visits to Europe during the next eight years in the interests of this cause. In 1852 he presented a large petition for a charter to build an inebriate asylum in the New York Legislature. Two years later this charter was granted and a stock company organized, called the United States Inebriate Asy lum Company, of which he was general manager and treasurer. In 1856 and 57 he secured large petitions to the Legislature of New York for the appropriation for 10 per cent. Of the ex cise money to the institution. In 1858 the city of Binghamton, New York, donated 250 acres of land for this purpose and the same year the corner stone of the asylum was laid. In 1862 Dr. Turner married Miss Gertrude, the daughter of Col. Middlebrook, one of the oldest and most respected citi zens of Wilton, Conn. In 1864 the institution was opened for the reception of patients and Dr. Turner was made superintendent. In 1867 he resigned and spent several years securing new subscriptions for the completion of the building and assign ment of the original stock. In 1874 he projected the Woman's National Hospital at Wilton, Conn., and in 1881 a charter was granted by the state of Connecticut and the same year the ground was broken for the erection of a building. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Charles H. Hughes

Excerpt from The Alienist and Neurologist, 1901, Vol. 22: A Journal of Scientific, Clinical and Forensic Neurology and Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuriatry; Intended Especially to Subserve the Wants of the General Practitioner of Medicine Massage'and gymnastics have been employed in the treatment of nervous diseases from the earliest times. The first is used especially by uncivilized peoples for the cure of disease. There have been times when both, as curative measures, have passed into oblivion; gymnastics were re vived somewhat about the middle of the 16th century by Merkuriali and Verono, and in the 18th and 19th centuries were further developed and more widely disseminated by Rousseau, Pestalozzi, Nachtigall and Ling. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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C. H. Hughes

Excerpt from The Alienist and Neurologist, 1881, Vol. 2: A Quarterly Journal of Scientific, Clinical and Forensic Psychiatry and Neurology In the physico-moral state above described, she con tinued until December, 1879, when she was taken with symptoms of intestinal catarrh. During her residence in the asylum she never had been affected with any inciden tal disease worthy of remark; much less did she suffer convulsions or any other nervous disturbance. Being finally seized with a profuse diarrhoea, she died in Jan uary, i8so, in slow collapse. In the autopsy, held twenty hours after death, general nutrition was observed to have been good, and the skin was pale, tense and glossy; incipient, blackish spots were observed over the abdomen. The skull was thick and of regular form; the dura-mater was normal; the other meninges, on the convexity of the left hemisphere, ap peared a little wrinkled, especially in correspondence with the foot of the third and first frontal convolutions, and the anterior part of the inferior parietal, where they formed a notable folding resembling a purse, under which appeared an abundant liquid exudate, bearing a saffron yellow color. On the rest of the left cerebral convexity, and also on that of the 'right, there was observed under the arachnoid, a distinct collection of gelatinous exudate, of Citron-yellow color, and along the superior inter-bemis pheric borders, the arachnoid was thickened and infiltrated4i fosep/z Workman. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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C. H. Hughes

Excerpt from The Alienist and Neurologist, 1886, Vol. 7: A Quarterly Journal of Scientific, Clinical and Forensic Psychiatry and Neurology; Intended Especially to Subserve the Wants of the General Practitioner of Medicine An alteration of the brain, character ized by separation of the gray and white matter of the convolutions. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Charles Hamilton Hughes

Excerpt from The Alienist and Neurologist, 1909, Vol. 30: A Journal of Scientific, Clinical and Forensic Neurology and Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuriatry; Intended Especially to Subserve the Wants of the General Practitioner of Medicine Bacon, when referring to the researches of the alchemists for the philosopher's stone, says, that they performed the oflice of the husbandman, who, in seeking for a hidden treasure, turned up the soil, and pulverized the earth, thereby rendering it better fitted for the purposes of vegetation. Although the schoolmen were hamed in their attempts to discover the es sence of the soul, and to ascertain, with any degree of satis faction to their own minds, the precise number of angelic spirits who could pirouette at the same instant upon the point of a needle, they nevertheless opened a path for the philosopher amidst the dreary forest which he had to traverse, and pointed out to him the dangerous portions of his journey, in which they themselves had stumbled and fallen. Modern Metaphysics, and its sister science, Theology, hold the same relations to the rhapsodies of the schoolmen as modern chemistry does to the speculations of the alchemist. No right-thinking men would repudiate the study of modern chemistry on account of the obscure and apparently profitless researches of the alchemists: by parity of reasoning, are we justified in denouncing the serious and patient study of mental philosophy, on account of the scholastic jargon, nonentities, unmeaning generalities, and inanities, of some of the ancient metaphysicians? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Excerpt from The Alienist and Neurologist, 1887, Vol. 8: A Quarterly Journal of Scientific, Clinical and Forensic Psychiatry and Neurology I do not here purpose to rehearse, or even to dis turb in their slumbers, the discussions agitated in past ages, and in different schools, on the origin of language, that is to say, whether it was an intrinsic property of. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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