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The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity,  Second Edition by  ASHLEY MONTAGU - Paperback - 1979 - from The Parnassus BookShop and

The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity, Second Edition


Condition: Very Good/No Jacket

U.S.A: Plume, 1979. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Second Edition Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. The story of John Merrick, with documents and photographs made in 1886, some from the British Medical Journal. It is the book that inspired the Tony Award winning play "The Elephant Man". A most thought-provoking, sensitive book about John Merrick, the man who suffered a genetic disorder that made him appear truly monstrous. .After his mother died, when he was twelve, he was actually exhibited at fairs and circuses. He was eventually befriended by a famous London Surgeon and emerged a gentle, dignified human being. A most moving true story.


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