Freud

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The Interpretation of Murder Publisher's Summary

The Interpretation of Murder opens on a hot summer night in 1909 as Sigmund Freud arrives in New York. Among those waiting to greet him is Dr. Stratham Younger, a gifted physician who is one of Freud's most ardent American supporters. And so begins the visit that will be the great genius' first and only journey to America.

The morning after Freud's arrival, in an opulent penthouse across the city, a woman is discovered murdered: whipped, mutilated, and strangled with a white silk tie. The next day, a rebellious heiress named Nora Acton barely escapes becoming the killer's second victim. Yet, suffering from hysteria, Miss Acton cannot remember the terrifying incident or her attacker. Asked to consult on the case, Dr. Younger calls on the visiting Freud to guide him through the girl's analysis.

The Interpretation of Murder is an intricately plotted, elegantly wrought entertainment filled with delicious surprises, subtle slights of hand, and fascinating ideas. Drawing on Freud's case histories, Shakespeare's Hamlet, and the rich history of New York, this remarkable novel marks the debut of a brilliantly engaging new storyteller.

©2006 Jed Rubenfeld (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Interpretation of Murder

    • A Novel
    • By: Jed Rubenfeld
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 50

    The Interpretation of Murder opens on a hot summer night in 1909 as Sigmund Freud arrives in New York. Among those waiting to greet him is Dr. Stratham Younger, a gifted physician who is one of Freud's most ardent American supporters. And so begins the visit that will be the great genius' first and only journey to America.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hated it

    • By Carol on 10-19-07

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 2

    • The Death Instinct

    • By: Jed Rubenfeld
    • Narrated by: Kerry Shale
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Under a clear blue September sky, America's financial center in lower Manhattan became the site of the largest, deadliest terrorist attack in the nation's history. It was September 16, 1920. Four hundred people were killed or injured. The country was appalled by the magnitude and savagery of the incomprehensible attack, which remains unsolved to this day.The bomb that devastated Wall Street in 1920 explodes in the opening pages of The Death Instinct, Jed Rubenfeld's provocative and mesmerizing new novel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Everything but the Kitchen sink

    • By Ramon on 04-05-11

    Regular price: $35.00