Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture - ProQuest
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index. Monstrosity, Masculinity, and Medicine 2. The Missing Link and the Hairy Belle 4. Aztecs and Earthmen 5. Summary In , during the great age of the freak show, the British periodical Punch bemoaned the public's "prevailing taste for deformity.
Nadja Durbach examines freaks both well-known and obscure including the Elephant Man; "Lalloo, the Double-Bodied Hindoo Boy, " a set of conjoined twins advertised as half male, half female; Krao, a seven-year-old hairy Laotian girl wh. Abnormalities, Human.
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