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Little Demon in the City of Light - A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris-logo

Little Demon in the City of Light - A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris

Steven Levingston

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A delicious account of a murder most gallic-think CSI Paris meets Georges Simenon-whose lurid combination of sex, brutality, forensics, and hypnotism riveted first a nation and then the world. Little Demon in the City of Light is the thrilling-and so wonderfully French-story of a gruesome 1889 murder of a lascivious court official at the hands of a ruthless con man and his pliant mistress and the international manhunt, sensational trial, and an inquiry into the limits of hypnotic power that ensued. 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 Toussaint-Augustin Gouffé entered 3, rue Tronson du Coudray, he expected nothing but a delightful assignation with the comely young Gabrielle Bompard. Instead, he was murdered-hanged!-by her and her companion Michel Eyraud. The body was then stuffed in a trunk and dumped on a riverbank near Lyon. As the inquiry into the guilt or innocence of the woman the French tabloids dubbed the "Little Demon" escalated, the most respected minds in France debated whether Gabrielle Bompard was the pawn of her mesmerizing lover or simply a coldly calculating murderess. And, at the burning center of it all: Could hypnosis force people to commit crimes against their will? From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

11h 7m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:44


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:01


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:47


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:40


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:25


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:04


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:56


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:17


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

10:00


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:09


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:41


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:23


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:45


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:21


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:02


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:14


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:41


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:41


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:53


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:35


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:54


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:32


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:51


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:36


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:51


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:42


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:08


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:02


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:07


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:58


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:03


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:39


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:28


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:10


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:47


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:32


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:32


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

09:24


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:59


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:22


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:29


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:33


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:20


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:47


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

00:28