The Interpretation of Murder
International Bestseller#1 U.K. BestsellerThe Wall Street Journal BestsellerLos Angeles Times Bestseller In the summer of 1909, Sigmund Freud arrived by steamship in New York Harbor for a short visit to America. Though he would live another thirty years, he would never return to this country.... show more
International Bestseller#1 U.K. BestsellerThe Wall Street Journal BestsellerLos Angeles Times Bestseller In the summer of 1909, Sigmund Freud arrived by steamship in New York Harbor for a short visit to America. Though he would live another thirty years, he would never return to this country. Little is known about the week he spent in Manhattan, and Freud's biographers have long speculated as to why, in his later years, he referred to Americans as "savages" and "criminals." In The Interpretation of Murder, Jed Rubenfeld weaves the facts of Freud's visit into a riveting, atmospheric story of corruption and murder set all over turn-of-the-century New York. Drawing on case histories, Shakespeare's Hamlet, and the historical details of a city on the brink of modernity, The Interpretation of Murder introduces a brilliant new storyteller, a novelist who, in the words of The New York Times, "will be no ordinary pop-cultural sensation."
Publish date: May 15th 2007
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Freud (#1)
didn't even get 100 pages in, 60 only and lost interest
This was "so-so" bordering on "meh". I got it on a second hand book shop and I don't even think my money was worth it. I thought it was dragging especially in the beginning. It took me forever to finish it and only picked up the pace after I got past chapter 3. What I liked about it is the twist tow...
Not one I intend to revisit. In fact one I almost didn't finish. It's a fictional murder set during Freud's visit to america. He didn't much enjoy the trip, and this book is a fictional account of some things that may have put him off a country that has since gone a bit therapy crazy. Elizabeth Rive...
Amazing! It has everything you need : pshychology, thriller, romance. It's a really good book!
The story begins with the bizarre murder of one wealthy young woman and an attack on another in early 20th century New York city. There are several suspects and several people working the investigation, including police, doctors and the coroner, each with their own theory on who killed Miss Riverfo...