Through horrible physical deformities
which were almost impossible to describe, Joseph Carey Merrick spent
much of his life exhibited as a fairground freak until even 19th
century sensibilities could take no more.
Hounded, persecuted and starving,
he ended up one day at Liverpool Street Station where he was
rescued, housed and fed by the distinguished surgeon Frederick
Treves. To Treve's surprise, he discovered during the course of
their friendship that lurking beneath the mass of Merrick's
corrupting flesh lived a spirit that was as courageous as it had
been tortured, and a nature as gentle and dignified as it had been
deprived and tormented.
This is a moving story of a tragic
individual and his survival against overwhelming odds in Victorian
Condition: Fine. Book owner's name
on first page inside front cover. (Click
on image above for close-up of front cover).