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Title The water doctor's daughters / Pauline Conolly.
Imprint London : Robert Hale, 2013.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (272 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Doudet, Celestine -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Marsden, James Loftus.
Doudet, Celestine.
Marsden, James Loftus.
Murder -- France -- Paris -- Case studies.
Child Abuse -- history.
Child Care -- history.
France -- Paris.
Genre Electronic books.
Case studies.
Trials, litigation, etc.
Contents Title Page; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; Acknowledgements; Prologue; 1. Wet Sheets and Shower Baths; 2. A Convert to the Cure; 3. The Penalty of Marriage; 4. Avuncular Affection; 5. Visitors at the Vicarage; 6. The Governess; 7. Sexual Morality; 8. Banishment; 9. A Strange Letter from Paris; 10. Intermeddling; 11. A Complaint is Laid; 12. The English Enquiry; 13. The Court of Assizes; 14. All This is False; 15. A FĂȘte of the Heart; 16. Hymns of Praise; 17. The Chill Wind of Defeat; 18. Everyone Here is Ruined; 19. A Family Breach; 20. Disgrace and Exile; 21. Dangerous Liaisons.
22. Burgundy and Mrs Cox23. Reduced Circumstances; 24. As Easy as ABC; 25. A Broken Bottle; 26. Make Her Grave Straight; 27. Ellen Amy; 28. Bequests and Legacies; Epilogue; Further Reading; Index; A, B, C; D, E, F; G, H, I; J, K, L; M, N, O; P, Q, R; S, T, U; V, W, X; Y, Z; Copyright.
Summary The Water Doctor's Daughters is the fascinating tale of Dr James Marsden, a wealthy 19th-century homeopathist and water-cure practitioner, and his troubled family life. Though Marsden's children grew up knowing some of the most famous personalities of the day, including Charles Darwin and Alfred Tennyson, they were severely emotionally deprived. Their mother had died in childbirth and Marsden himself was both self-absorbed and autocratic. In 1852 he employed French born CĂ©lestine Doudet as a governess. Doudet came highly recommended, having once served as wardrobe mistress to Queen Victoria. Within weeks she had accused the doctor's five young daughters of self-abuse. Marsden urged the governess to do everything in her power to cure them, condoning the use of physical restraints and insisting on a rigid homeopathic diet aimed at decreasing sensuality. By the autumn of 1853 Marian Marsden and her sister Lucy were dead and the governess was charged with manslaughter and cruelty. Two sensational trials followed, but who was more culpablethe girls' father or their governess?
Other Title Print version: Conolly, Pauline. Water doctor's daughters 9780719805707