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The True History of the Elephant Man (1980 original; edició 2007)

de Michael Howells (Autor), Peter Ford (Autor)

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Follows the life of Joseph Merrick, called the Elephant Man because of a deformity, from his early years as a sideshow attraction to his death in a London hospital in 1890.
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Títol:The True History of the Elephant Man
Autors:Michael Howells (Autor)
Altres autors:Peter Ford (Autor)
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The True History of the Elephant Man de Michael Howell (1980)

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Well-written and well structured as a book. Far kinder than the only other book I've read on Joseph Merrick (which, I think, was from the point of view of the doctor, and rather distasteful if memory serves.)

I am, as ever with these sorts of stories, torn between morbid fascination and my own sense of unease at having that kind of fascination at all. One cannot quite escape the feeling that we are still keeping poor Merrick trapped in a perpetual freakshow, but one that is literary rather than physical.

And maybe that's part of its point. ( )
  Sunyidean | Sep 7, 2021 |
This book is very sad and touching. It's also inspiring. Joseph Merrick was burdened with a disfiguring disease, but inside he was a beautiful, gentle, intellegent man. I felt that I got to know him just a little bit and I wish that I could have met him.
The story of the Elephant Man also restores your faith in mankind because of the kindnesses shown to him by many people. A beautiful and unforgettable story. ( )
  MCDyson | Mar 26, 2016 |
John Merrick - the Elephant Man - has wandered into popular culture, with plays and movies, even novels going so far as to involve him in the Jack the Ripper crimes. But what people think they know about Merrick is mostly wrong. For instance, his name wasn't John, it was Joseph, but for unknown reasons the doctor who took him into the London hospital where he spent the last few years of his life decided to use John in his memoirs. For another, Merrick's mother didn't abandon him. She was a "cripple" who likely had the same condition he did and died when he was 10. But before that he was reasonably well cared for, and it wasn't until he was older that he left when his family couldn't support him any more. And the showmen that toured Merrick around are often criticized for exploiting him when in fact, he was reasonably well cared for during this time when his only other alternative was to enter a workhouse - a probable death sentence for him given the conditions.

But really, it wasn't until surgeon Frederick Treves brought him into the hospital and arranged - in spite of the rules - for his long term care from private donations that Merrick began to have a life. He was given a place to live and medical care, but also became a public cause for the upper class all the way to the Royals. And this gave him exposure to art and culture, education and comforts, allowing him to spend about four years before his death in security.

Some hundred years later, Michael Howell and Peter Ford wrote The True History of the Elephant Man, bringing to light much new material on Merrick's life. It's a short book, but filled with info on the man and his day. They manage to treat everyone in the story fairly, I think - there are no villains and heroes here. Just a quiet little man who suffered a great deal and people who mostly wanted to help him as best they could. Were there some who took advantage of him? Of course. Even some of the helpers, like Treves, got advantage from knowing him. But Howell and Ford repeatedly show the humanity of Merrick and those around him. ( )
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When the Elephant Man appeared as if from nowhere in a shop premises in the Whitechapel Road in London towards the end of November 1884, he was still in the early days of his career as a professional freak.
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Follows the life of Joseph Merrick, called the Elephant Man because of a deformity, from his early years as a sideshow attraction to his death in a London hospital in 1890.

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