1 edition of The Snake Pit found in the catalog.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 83 p. :|
|Number of Pages||66|
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Sitting beside her is an attractive girl in a hoover apron, which Virginia considers inappropriate attire for leaving the house. At several points in the book I convinced myself that Virginia was completely recovered, only for Ward to slap me with the realization that what I had taken for sanity was a deepening of her madness.
Usually my 4s are books I really really enjoyed, with well drawn characters and a writing style I like. The Snake Pit was a best seller in the 1940s, and led to changes in the mental health industry.
People who suffer from The Snake Pit health disorders still do not receive the help and support needed for treatment. Mines are gone now and. Usually my 4s are books I really really enjoyed, with well drawn characters and a writing style I like.
This concept is a lot like the one inin which a group of bladers also called the use the "Dark" variations of the Bladebreakers' bit-beasts. Virginia sometimes jokes with the doctors, and when one nurse tells another that Virginia "itesbay, ickskay, and is utsnay", Virginia thinks of things that prove she's not utsnay nuts. but if you're high n mighty best hurry over the pass to Spokane to eat in Plain Jane Sterile Restaurant for Snobs!
Or Ward's comment on its ineffectiveness? I wouldn't call this a well written book as it does seem to wander but again, that probably adds to the mental illness view. It is very quirky, with an eclectic decor inside. During Virginia's stay at Juniper Hill she's moved back and forth from one ward to another, and - in addition to shock therapy - Virginia is at one time or another heavily medicated; wrapped in cold wet packs that inhibit movement; placed in restrictive lukewarm tubs; put into straitjackets; force fed with a tube; and more.
A pulled tee shot leads to some tree trouble for the rest of the way to the green, which is, of course, guarded on the right The Snake Pit a deep bunker and to the short left by a tree that will knock balls out of the air. needless to say this book made a real impression on me. The 18th hole is a good finishing hole. Service was friendly and attentive. Please see my detailed review at Amazon Mary Jane Ward mined her own experiences in a mental institution for this powerful novel.
When it was first published, the book claimed attention as a moving study of mental illness based on personal knowledge. Mental illness The Snake Pit discussed a lot now, but it was something people preferred not to talk about too openly back in 1946 when this book was published.
At several points in the book I convinced myself that Virginia was completely recovered, only for Ward to slap me with the realization that what I had taken for sanity was a deepening of her madness.