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  • Title: The House of Dr. Edwardes
  • Author: Francis Beeding
  • ISBN: 9780795307621
  • Page: 129
  • Format: ebook

  • The House of Dr. Edwardes By Francis Beeding The single most striking quality of Francis Beeding s The House of Doctor Edwardes is the sense of foreboding and uncertainty that pervades every scene, the hallmarks of many great mystery From the very first page of the prologue, Beeding makes the very air the characters live and breathe in seem to crackle with an ominous electricity It is surely what appealed to AlfrThe single most striking quality of Francis Beeding s The House of Doctor Edwardes is the sense of foreboding and uncertainty that pervades every scene, the hallmarks of many great mystery From the very first page of the prologue, Beeding makes the very air the characters live and breathe in seem to crackle with an ominous electricity It is surely what appealed to Alfred Hitchcock when he found in Beeding s work the inspiration for his classic, unforgettable film, Spellbound.Fans of Hitchcock will want to take special notice of The House of Dr Edwardes , for, unlike other adaptations, Spellbound strays rather dramatically from its source material Not only do the differences offer fascinating peeks into the great director s creative vision, they also ensure that even Hitchcock fans familiar with Spellbound will find much in Beeding s novel that will surprise and delight The house of the title is in fact a lunatic asylum in France, and Dr Edwardes is the head psychiatrist and presiding genius there And although he is a highly esteemed, almost iconic figure in psychiatric circles, there is something clearly amiss The novel opens with a puzzling, ominous episode in which a patient being transported to the asylum grows agitated as the car bringing him there approaches its destination He suddenly screams the gorge of the devil and attacks and kills one of his supervisors On the heels of this terrible and inauspicious arrival is another newcomer to the asylum, Dr Constance Sedgwick A promising but inexperienced psychiatrist, Dr Sedgwick accepts a position on Dr Edwardes staff to learn at the feet of the great man But she arrives to discover that Dr Edwardes has taken a leave of absence to calm his nerves, and it does not take her long to discover that the house is hardly in order It is probably evident from just that short description that this work has much to say about madness, power and terror What is interesting is the two very different paths taken by two very different artists Beeding and Hitchcock to best give life to these ideas Hitchcock, as any fan of Spellbound knows, borrowed heavily from Freudian psychoanalysis and its emphasis on dreams, repression and desire Salvador Dali s surrealistic interpolations serve as vivid illustrations of the irrational throughout the movie Beeding, however, owes less to Freud, displaying much closer affinities with the brooding, psychological landscapes of the Gothic novels of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, especially Emily Bronte s masterpiece Wuthering Heights The result is a compelling work part mystery, part modern gothic The House of Dr Edwardes is a gripping novel that continues to provoke and inspire readers and artists alike
    Francis Beeding
    Francis Beeding is the pseudonym used by two British male writers, John Leslie Palmer 1885 1944 and Hilary St George Saunders 1898 1951 The pseudonym was a joint effort and was apparently chosen because Palmer always wanted to be called Francis and Saunders had once owned a house in the Sussex village of Beeding.The pair met when undergraduates at Oxford and remained friends when they both worked at the League of Nations in Geneva and it was while there that they decided to collaborate on writing detective novels.Discussing their collaboration at one time Saunders commented, Palmer can t be troubled with description and narrative, and I m no good at creating characters or dialogue Whatever the reason it certainly worked.Palmer was drama critic for The Saturday Evening Review of Literature and also the Evening Standard As well as his collaboration on detective novels he wrote such as The Comedy of Manners, Moliere and other books on the theatre He also wrote novels under the pseudonym of Christopher Haddon.Saunders served with the Welsh Guards in World War I and was awarded the Military Cross He worked for the Air Ministry in World War II and was the anonymous author of the popular bestseller The Battle of Britain in 1940 It sold over three million copies in England and was translated into 25 languages He also wrote The Green Beret 1949 , an official history of the British commandos He was librarian at the House of Commons from 1946 to 1950.Palmer and Saunders collaboration on detective fiction began with The Seven Sleepers in 1925 It was the first of 17 spy titles concerning Colonel Alastair Granby, DSO, of the Secret branch of the British Intelligence Service Many of those titles contained a number from one to 13 but they did not run consecutively for example The Six Proud Walkers was published in 1928 while The One Sane Man was published in 1934 Overall they produced 31 mysteries.Perhaps their most famous novel was Death Walks in Eastrepps 1931 , a title that the Sherlock Holmes scholar Vincent Starrett once described as the best detective novel that he had ever read.Their novel The House of Dr Edwardes 1927 was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock as Spellbound in 1945, starring Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman.Gerry WolstenholmeDecember 2011

    The House of Dr. Edwardes By Francis Beeding

    Commentaires:

    Owlseyes
    Spellbound, the movie based on the Francis Beeding book.Anyone trying to get familiar with Psychoanalysis should see this movie The major concepts are all there trauma in childhood as cause for psychological illness, amnesia, dream analysis, patient therapist relation, healing etc, etc.It s a black and white movie, but, I guess, it will certainly color your thoughts I have recently re read an issue of 2004 of the French magazine LNO , all dedicated to Psychoanalysis, but in a very critical persp [...]

    Arwen56
    Ho deciso di leggerlo per mera curiosit , perch su questo romanzo basato l omonimo e famosissimo film di Alfred Hitchcock Ma i due hanno ben poco in comune, a parte qualche nome e qualche rara situazione In pratica, sono diversi come il giorno dalla notte Titolo e copertina fanno riferimento alla pellicola e nulla hanno a che spartire con il libro, che ha risvolti gotici assai poco credibili, nonch spesso noiosi Comunque, interessante osservare come, a volte, partendo da un determinato punto si [...]

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    Bill FromPA
    This novel from 1927 is set in Chateau Landry, a medieval castle in the French Alps which has been converted to a mental institution for moneyed patients by the English psychiatrist, Dr Edwardes At the beginning of the novel Dr Edwardes has taken a rest period and the institute is in the hands of two newcomers, Dr Murchison, in charge in Edwardes absence, and Dr Constance Sedgwick, the daughter of a friend of Edwardes, in her first post after graduating medical school, by the skin of her teeth D [...]

    Philip
    This was the basis for the Selznick Hitchcock film SPELLBOUND, with Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck I ve had a 1928 copy for years, and think I started reading it some years ago anyway, it s been packed away in a box for a while and I pretty much forgot I even had it until I unearthed it yesterday So I m giving it a try.11 14 10 I ve just finished the novel upon which SPELLBOUND was based, THE HOUSE OF DOCTOR EDWARDES, by Francis Beeding actually a duo, Hilary Saint George Saunders and John Palm [...]

    Stevedutch
    Originally published, in 1928, as the House of Dr Edwardes, this is something of a penny dreadful there is a damsel in distress placed in great peril in a gothic castle high in the foothills of the French Alps The castle is now home to an asylum for the insane and the damsel is the newly qualified Dr Constance Sedgewick The story opens as she takes up her post at the asylum under the direction of Dr Murchison, an assistant of Dr Edwardes, who remains in charge while the latter is on vacation.I d [...]

    Miranda Barnett
    With the opening of England s first institution for the criminally insane in the middle of the 19th century, the notorious Broadmoor, and with England s long history of confining mentally ill individuals to not only hospital wards but also prison cells, it is of no great surprise that Frances Beeding, a pseudonym for two skillful individuals, found a fascinating subject in these still somewhat recent mental hospitals.Questions about how to manage such a facility effectively would certainly have [...]

    Pamela
    Used by Hitchcock as basis for his movie Spellbound, this is one case where the movie is far, far better than the book Written in 1927, the book reads like something from 50 75 years earlier As with most of that genre from the mid to late 1800s, the opening is fine, the middle far too drawn out, and the ending too pat The only common point between the movie and the book is the basic premise of a lunatic posing as a psychiatrist The main difference between the two is that the movie is brilliant [...]

    Francis
    For those with active imaginations and willing to use them this is a good read While the story differs from the movie Spellbound, you will find the edgy, sinister, foreboding atmosphere, that all good Hitchcock junkies require.But, like many old late show movie favorites your sense of mounting tension may often be interrupted by your logical, thinking side trying to impose itself on an otherwise other worldly experience.So, don t let logic butt in and spoil your good time, just be scared and hav [...]

    Alexis
    The House of Dr Edwardes is a modern gothic novel about about madness, power and terror When a mental asylum receives a new director, reality and fantasy, sanity and madness become harder and harder to distinguish I highly recommend it a real spine tingler Side note The House of Dr Edwardes was written by John Leslie Palmer and Hilary Aidan St George Saunders under the pseudonym Francis Beeding Hitchcock based Spellbound loosely upon this gothic detective story.

    Sharon
    I read this because it was the basis for the Hitchcock movie Spellbound It was, however, very little like the movie Hitchcock changed the story radically.The original novel conveys a creepy atmosphere well, but the mystery at its heart is easily solved and the plot moves too slowly It builds to a wearisome climax of will she or won t she be raped, one of my least favorite literary tropes All in all, a waste of reading time.

    Christina
    I read this book as a reissue entitled Spellbound this book was the inspiration for Hitchcock s movie Spellbound , the only similarities to the book and movie are the names of Dr Edwardes, Dr Murchison, and Constance not a bad book at all i was kept in suspense from beginning to end it s a shame Hitchcock couldn t follow the book exactly b c a movie of this book by him would have been incredible not that Spellbound isn t a fantastic in itself.

    Kendra
    This was a terrible book It was the January selection for Lifelong Learning s Book to Film series No one in the discussion group liked it either The only positive comment being that it was at least a very quick read The movie, Spellbound, was terrific however It bore no resemblance to the book.

    Kathleen
    Not the movieI am fond of the movie that was taken, very loosely, from this book Spellbound See the movie again, for this has only a mental hospital some character names that are present in the movie Satanism is featured to some degree I borrowed this book on Kindle Unlimited Glad I didn t waste any money, just a little time.

    Melissa
    This book was the basis for Hitchcock s film Spellbound with Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman As a huge Hitchcock fan, I had to read the book The book is quite different from the movie as usual, but I thought the book was extremely creepy in its own right and I could see why Hitchcock would be inspired by it I liked the psychological aspects despite it s somewhat predictability.

    Rosie Genova
    A creaky old melodrama that was the basis for Hitchcock s Spellbound, which is why I downloaded it It s a creepy tale of what happens when the lunatics take over the asylum literally It s not even close to the film, but it s got its own brand of creepy charm.

    Nathan Shumate
    By now, the twist premise which I m not going to spoil for you has been so overused that it doesn t seem strong enough to carry a novel alone, but the first two thirds are still a classic example of keeping things ominous without obviously telegraphing all of what s going on.

    Jen
    After a year of reading, I finished the last half of the book in about a day A psychological thriller from the 1920s set in an isolated private mental institution I m not sure I d the first half is really that much shower than the second half, but the climax and conclusion were riveting.

    Donna
    Very good gothic mystery, set in an insane asylum so how could it go wrong

    Hannelore Cheney
    Started by liking it, but ended up bored with the devil worship and skipped through to the end.

    Kim
    Probably a 3.5 star, kind of freaky

    Btdebarros
    not a great ending but a fun read

    Shala K.
    A bit predictable, but a very good read.

    Donna Foston
    The first part of the book moves a bit too slowly and it s pretty easy to figure out one of the big secrets The second part really picks up the pace and it s sufficiently tense at the end.

    Karen Sullivan
    It was frightening than I imagined it could be Hitchcock had good material for his film

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