Sybil

Sybil : The True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Separate Personalities

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A controversial cult classic, Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber is the extraordinary story of a woman who suffered from multiple personality disorder.

'How are you today?' the doctor asked. 'I'm fine', was the reply. 'But Sybil isn't. She was so sick she couldn't come. So I came instead.'

A collaboration between journalist Flora Rheta Schreiber and Sybil's psychiatrist, Dr. Cornelia Wilbur, Sybil is the story of a woman with sixteen separate personalities, and was instrumental in influencing the definition and diagnosis of multiple personality disorder.

Sybil's diagnosis has since been called into question - but, forty years after it was first published, her story remains a gripping and disturbing account of one woman's struggle for mental stability and happiness.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 298g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241967635
  • 9780241967638
  • 63,869

Review Text

The story of Sybil is a psychological masterpiece . . . enthralling from the first scene to the last
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The story of Sybil is a psychological masterpiece . . . enthralling from the first scene to the last -- Lucy Freeman Astonishing book . . . It forces you to look at yourself and the people around you in a new way -- Doris Lessing
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88,301 ratings
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