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The forbidden experiment : the story of the Wild Boy of Aveyron

Author: Roger Shattuck
Publisher: New York : Kodansha International, 1994.
Series: Kodansha globe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A haunting account by an award-winning cultural historian that addresses still pertinent issues, such as nature vs. nurture, the acquisition of language in children, and the socialization of deaf and mute children.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Shattuck
ISBN: 1568360487 9781568360485
OCLC Number: 30914846
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar Straus and Giroux, 1980. With new introd.
Description: xx, 220 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prisoner without a crime --
The talk of Europe --
Markings on the tabula rasa --
Man-plant or moral man? --
Wildness, greatness, and desire --
Appendices: --
The earliest published accounts --
Other cases of isolation and deprivation --
The wild boy in film.
Series Title: Kodansha globe.
Responsibility: Roger Shattuck ; with a new introduction by Douglas Keith Candland.
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A haunting account by an award-winning cultural historian that addresses still pertinent issues, such as nature vs. nurture, the acquisition of language in children, and the socialization of deaf and mute children.

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