Charles suffers from la folie lucide, which is responsible for some of the most dreadful crimes committed and proves that psychopathology is a disease over which law and medicine are powerless. The son of a rich New England family, he learns early in life that society expects certain attitudes and reactions of him. And with the dazzling cunning of his mind he sets out to sCharles suffers from la folie lucide, which is responsible for some of the most dreadful crimes committed and proves that psychopathology is a disease over which law and medicine are powerless. The son of a rich New England family, he learns early in life that society expects certain attitudes and reactions of him. And with the dazzling cunning of his mind he sets out to satisfy his society, aping all its grimaces of pain and pleasure, feeling, all the while, nothing. Charlie Carewe's clinical lack of empathy makes him a potential killer and pervert as is first manifest in his blinding of a childhood friend, his attack on a girl at college, and later in bigamy, blackmail and the criminal carelessness which results in the death of his crippled brother-in-law and young niece. Although the clinical facts of Mary Astor's book are intriguing and indispensable to her novel, they are not presented here as a treatise on psychopathology but are woven into an engrossing story of a man and those he hurts. The fact of madness is handled with imagination so that Charlie Carewe emerges as a force of evil almost mystical in proportion, while the struggle of those surrounding him is woven into a pattern of credible and interesting events....
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the incredible charlie carewe Reviews
I came upon this book by Astor with a recommendation of a friend, and after reading Hervey Cleckley's "The Mask of Sanity," I have found this book is very helpful and with life-like "examples" of what psychopath really is. It was really interesting to see how every aspect of psychopathy is portrayed in this stunning novel. It certainly can gives the reader insights and glimpses into the serious nature of the psychopathy that any simple-minded individual is dealing with. One would never know if he would be dealing with a psychopath, and this book provides clues to that knowledge.I do agree with other reviewer that this book should be re-issued and made available to the public. It shows to the reader of the world of a psychopath and how this alone should be scary enough for one who met them. Indeed, this is a fiction material but then, aren't all fiction contains deep truths?I do recommend this book, along with The Mask of Sanity.