The Resource The true history of the Elephant Man, Michael Howell, Peter Ford Mason, (electronic resource)

The true history of the Elephant Man, Michael Howell, Peter Ford Mason, (electronic resource)

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The true history of the Elephant Man
Title
The true history of the Elephant Man
Statement of responsibility
Michael Howell, Peter Ford Mason
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Through horrible physical deformities which were almost impossible to describe, he spent much of his life exhibited as a fairground freak until even nineteenth-century sensibilities could take no more. Hounded, persecuted and starving, he ended up one day at Liverpool Street Station where he was rescued, housed and fed by the distinguished surgeon Frederick Treves. To Treves' surprise, he discovered during the course of their friendship that lurking beneath the mass of Merrick's corrupting flesh lived a spirit that was as courageous as it had been tortured, and a nature as gentle and dignified as it had been deprived and tormented. The subject of several books, a Broadway hit, and a film, Joseph Merrick has become a part of popular mythology. Here, in this fully revised edition containing much fresh information, are the true and unromanticised facts of his life. An extraordinary and moving story, set amongst the brutal realities of the Victorian world, telling of a tragic individual and his survival against overwhelming odds
Summary
A biographical and medical exploration of the tormented life of John Merrick, a nineteenth-century cripple who became the most famous "professional freak" in history
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224997
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BT
Characteristic
document
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howell, Michael
Dewey number
609
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ford Mason, Peter
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Merrick, Joseph Carey
  • Disfigured persons
  • Proteus syndrome
Target audience
adult
Label
The true history of the Elephant Man, Michael Howell, Peter Ford Mason, (electronic resource)
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=FFP_059820&b2iSite=1545&preview=no
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Publication
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  • Downloadable eBook
  • Non fiction
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unknown
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Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780749040499
Specific material designation
remote
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(Sirsi) i9780749040499
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The true history of the Elephant Man, Michael Howell, Peter Ford Mason, (electronic resource)
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=FFP_059820&b2iSite=1545&preview=no
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable eBook
  • Non fiction
Dimensions
unknown
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780749040499
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780749040499
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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