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The true history of the Elephant Man

Author: Michael Howell; Peter Ford
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby ; New York : Distributed by Schocken Books, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The touching story of Joseph Merrick, a nineteenth-century cripple, who became the most famous "professional freak" in history.
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Howell, Michael.
True history of the Elephant Man.
London : Allison & Busby ; New York : Distributed by Schocken Books, 1980
(OCoLC)564875257
Online version:
Howell, Michael.
True history of the Elephant Man.
London : Allison & Busby ; New York : Distributed by Schocken Books, 1980
(OCoLC)608835798
Named Person: Joseph Carey Merrick; Joseph Carey Merrick; John 1862 or 3-1890 Merrick
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Howell; Peter Ford
ISBN: 0850313538 9780850313536
OCLC Number: 7280384
Description: 190 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: "Great freak of nature- half-a-man and half-a-elephant" --
On the threshold of eminence --
Living specimen --
Parade of elephants and early griefs --
Mercy of the parish --
Silver king --
Travelling life --
Come safely into the harbour --
"Such a gentle, kindly man, poor thing!" --
What was the matter with Joseph Merrick? --
Burden falls away --
Figure in time's fabric.
Responsibility: Michael Howell & Peter Ford.

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The touching story of Joseph Merrick, a nineteenth-century cripple, who became the most famous "professional freak" in history.

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