The True History of the Elephant Man (Paperback)

The Definitive Account of the Tragic and Extraordinary Life of Joseph Carey Merrick

By Peter Ford, Michael Howell

Skyhorse, 9781602397361, 240pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2010

List Price: 12.95*
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Due to horrible physical deformities, he spent much of his life as a fair-ground freak. He was hounded, persecuted, and starving, until his fortune changed and he was rescued, housed, and fed by the distinguished surgeon, Frederick Treves. The subject of several books, a Broadway hit, and a film, Joseph Merrick has become part of popular mythology. Here, in this fully revised edition containing much fresh information, are the true and unromanticized facts of his life.