Graphic Freud Series



ISBN: 9781906838997 Category:

Richard Appignanesi, Oscar Zarate


Hysteria is a graphic novel account of the first steps, errors, and frustrations of Sigmund Freud’s career, which would lead to the foundation of a revolutionary new clinical therapy: psychoanalysis. The book traces Freud’s early training in neurological research and medicine; the crucial turning-point of his studies with Jean-Martin Charcot at La Salpu00eatriu00e8re; and his establishment of a therapeutic practice in Vienna.

Perfectly matching text and illustrations, Hysteria recounts Freud’s interest in his colleague Josef Breuer’s “Anna O” case study, as well as giving an account of his own case histories of hysteria, particularly the treatment of Fru00e4ulein Elisabeth von R. The studies brought to life in this authoritative, beautifully illustrated graphic novel are collected in Freud and Breuer’s co-authored Studies in Hysteria, which marked the birth of psychoanalysis.

Additional information

Weight 490 g
Dimensions 17.2 x 23.7 cm
Publisher name Self Made Hero
Publication date 1 December 2015
Number of pages 168
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 17.2 x 23.7 cm
Weight 490 g


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Oscar Zarate is an award-winning graphic novelist. His books include A Small Killing (with Alan Moore), It's Dark in London, and The Park. He lives in London.

Richard Appignanesi originated the For Beginners... series. His own bestselling titles for that series include Freud and Existentialism, both illustrated by Oscar Zarate. He also edited the Manga Shakespeare series. He lives in London.