true history of the Elephant Man by Howell, Michael.

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Published by Penguin Books in London, England, New York, N.Y .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Merrick, Joseph Carey, 1862-1890 -- Health.,
  • Neurofibromatosis -- Biography.,
  • Abnormalities, Human -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementMichael Howell and Peter Ford.
GenreBiography.
ContributionsFord, Peter, 1936-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC280.N4 M474 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 213 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1037587M
ISBN 100140165150
LC Control Number93233410

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Billed at the time as “ Half-a-Man and Half-an-Elephant,” Merrick’s life entered the American popular consciousness when “The Elephant Man” debuted on Broadway in A movie based about Merrick was released the next year, starring John Hurt in the title role as Merrick and Anthony Hopkins as Frederick.

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