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The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls: eBook (PDF Download)

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(Note: This is a digital PDF product only. You will not receive any physical product in the mail.)

Technical Details:

Finally, take your Asylum book with you everywhere you go!

Upon purchase, you will receive a protected link to download the entire graphic novel in PDF eBook format. Please be sure to have a high-speed connection when you download as the PDF is an extremely large file.

You may upload PDFs to many portable reading devices including iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and more.

You will receive:

~ 1 file in full-color, high resolution PDF eBook format

~ 1.38 GB

~12" by 9", 266 pages

About The Book:

Category: Autobiography, Historical Fantasy Fiction, Psychology, Art

~ 2nd Edition, updated and revised from the 1st Edition, and containing additional text and substantial alterations (plus a few new hidden secrets...)

More Details:

Straddling the bookshelves somewhere between psychological study, historical horror story, and fantasy fiction sits Emilie Autumn's debut semi-autobiographical novel, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls.

Written and illustrated by the successfully manic-depressive musician, this chilling tale combines humor, tragedy, and suspense to produce a blood-curdling account of the nightmare that is life inside an insane asylum, comparing those from the Victorian era with our modern day version, and illustrating, through her own personal experiences, that not much has changed from then to now.

Culled directly from EA's real-life diary entries, the story begins with Emilie's suicide attempt and prompt imprisonment inside a psychiatric hospital. Sparing no detail, Emilie shows us exactly what goes on inside this house of horrors, exposing secrets that the general public could never have guessed at. Narrated with the sarcastic and self-deprecating humor present in all of EA's works, much of the subject matter may be considered controversial. Still, as in her song lyrics, Emilie tells the truth at all costs, thrusting the brave reader into a play-by-play narrative of her bi-polar episodes, even providing photos—blood, cuts, and all.

The tale takes an unexpected turn when, whilst still in the psych ward, Emilie discovers evidence of a parallel dimension—a world that soon becomes indiscernible from her own. As the days go by, the seemingly disparate worlds of the story's two lead characters (Emilie and Emily, EA's Victorian counterpart) begin to merge, leaving the reader, as well as the book's author, rather confused as to whether the accounts are truly autobiographical or whether EA has managed to seamlessly morph from true-life tale to extremely well-researched historical fiction.

The Asylum... is not all gloom and doom however. It is a reality-bending thriller as well as a profoundly empowering tale of suffering, sisterhood, and revenge, that tracks the classic heroine's journey from victim to victorious. The book's colorful cast of characters (diabolical doctors, mental patients, and the talking plague rats and blood-sucking leeches that fans of EA's music are already familiar with) thoroughly entertain, educate, and engross the reader with prime movie material. The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls will leave fans shocked and readers everywhere gasping for air.

Each full-color page of this beautifully bound, 266 page hardcover is positively packed with hand written memoirs, fanciful paintings, photographs, and sketches of the Asylum's inhabitants. This monumental show of literary and artistic talent demands a place on your tea table as well as on your nightstand, although, reader, take care—you'll never think of your doctor in quite the same way again.

Prepare yourself to enter a world most pray never to visit. But beware: It is much easier to get into the Asylum than it is to get out...

Note on permitted use: Copyright © 2007 The Asylum Emporium, LLC. All rights reserved. The graphics and literature contained in this product are for personal use only. Distributing or copying this product in any form, except for the buyers personal use (such as in copying audio files to buyer's computer, phone, or eReader), is strictly forbidden. No part of this product may be replicated and re-sold/publicly shared in any format (no copying files to a USB drive and selling it on eBay, uploading files to another website, etc., because that is both criminal and very rude). Please know that we wouldn't have to put this rather unpleasant sounding bit in here if it did not frequently occur—you'd be shocked.

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