Buy Buried Alive: The Terrifying History of Our Most Primal Fear New Ed by Jan Bondeson (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low. Jan Bondeson. · Rating details · ratings · 56 reviews. Readers of Edgar Allan Poe’s tales—just think of The Premature Burial—may comfort themselves. With over fifty illustrations, Buried Alive explores the medicine, folklore, history, “Bondeson weaves a strange disturbing, and weirdly enthralling tale.

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Readers of Buriied Allan Poe’s tales–just think of The Premature Burial –may comfort themselves with the notion that Poe must have exaggerated: You may allot more of your fear time to public speaking or flying or impotence. According to the Hippocratic medical ethics, a doctor should then forecast the impending demise, collect his hfee, and withdraw from the case. When one 18th-century French The Mammoth Book of the Mummy.

Very amusing read for such a macabre subject. Trivia About Bjried Alive: If funerial history is for you then you should dig in and bury yourself in its pages.

Was very dry and not educational. We all will oneday day be buried,cremated,or become a cadaver.

All these stories then have these women becoming iconic figures bohdeson womenhood: It was speculated, from the number of skeletons found in horrific, contorted positions inside their coffins, that ten out of every one hundred people were buried before they were dead. However, it is safe to predict that after you read Jan Bondeson’s new book the thought of being buried alive will become your primal fear. With over fifty illustrations, Buried Alive explores the medicine, folklore, history, and literature of Europe and the United States to uncover why such fears arose and whether they were warranted.


For those who have ever wondered about or needed information about premature burial this book is a good place to start.

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Deserves a place on every bedside table in America. It’s educational and interesting but tends toward being dry and I haven’t found the humor yet. This book covers this history up to the present day. Many different countrie There are many tales of being buried alive in times gone by that would make your blood run cold! Past instances of premature burials, as they’re called, happened probably more often when there have been plagues and people don’t want germy corpses hanging around, or when people have been buried nuried a doctor being consulted.

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May 02, Marigny rated it it was ok Recommends it for: In almost every single section we continuously have more fairy tales of premature burial heaped upon us. Bondeson starts out with horrifying stories of people being buried alive, and then goes directly into the historical reasons people might have had reason to fear live burial. It’s like reading someone’s dissertation. Nov 29, Ryan Kaczmarek rated it it was ok.


Some of these items ship sooner than the others. Many different methods were used to try and verify that a person was actually dead and some of these were so unpleasant that the person would not have wanted to be alive and suffer the test.

However, the very academic writing style made absorbing some of the text more of a task than a pleasure, though I have no doubt this is an exceedingly well-researched book.

Buried Alive: The Terrifying History of Our Most Primal Fear

One person found this helpful. Oct 28, Erin rated it liked it Shelves: Bondeson then moves back into tales of live burials, or jzn burials. I found this sort of tease kind of annoying, since his introduction is filled with so many lurid tales that he never thoroughly examines until the end of the book. The focus was quite limited – both in time mid 18th century to early 20th and space Western Europe and North America and it definitely would have been nice to see at least some discussion of whether people outside this narrow sphere had the same fears and legends gondeson live burials.

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