Summary and Analysis of The Alienist

Summary and Analysis of The Alienist

Based on the Book by Caleb Carr

eBook - 2017
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Alienist tells you what you need to know--before or after you read Caleb Carr's book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Alienist includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Alienist by Caleb Carr: In March of 1896, the mutilated body of a prostitute is found on the still-unfinished Williamsburg Bridge--the first discovery in what becomes a string of murders in Lower Manhattan. In an unorthodox move, Police Commissioner Theodore Roosevelt enlists a team to track the deranged serial killer: reporter John Schuyler Moore, with his deep knowledge of New York's criminal underground; alienist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist who specializes in psychopaths and criminals; and Sara Howard, a brave police department secretary. The group embarks on a groundbreaking endeavor of criminology--building the killer's profile based on the gory details of the crimes to track him down and put a stop to his carnage. An evocative literary thriller and New York Times bestseller, The Alienist is being developed for a television series--slated to premiere in late 2017. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Worth Books,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781504019385
Characteristics: 1 online resource (30 pages)

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