LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF VALENTINE VOX - 1850 MENTAL ILLNESS ASYLUMS HUMAN RIGHTS
LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF VALENTINE VOX, THE VENTRILOQUIST
Book Details + Condition: Willoughby and Co. (London). Reissue, 1850. Hardcover. 620 pages. Fiction novel by English author Henry Cockton, telling the story of a gifted ventriloquist and his uncle, who is committed to an asylum where he is subjected to inhumane treatment. Cockton intended to use this novel to highlight the issue of abuse in the so-called "lunatic asylums" of the 19th century. Illustrated with engravings. Firm binding; rubbed corners and edges; light wear to original boards; interior is clean and free of markings.