Richard Altick, 18 December 1980
Show More The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance.
Faber, 71 pp., £2.25, June 1980, 0 571 11569 1Show More
The Elephant Man: the Book of the Film by Joy Kuhn.
Virgin, 90 pp., £6.95, October 1980, 9780907080091Show More
The Elephant Man by Christine Sparks.
Futura, 272 pp., £1.25, August 1980, 0 7088 1942 7Show More
The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences by Frederick Treves.
Star, 126 pp., £95, August 1980, 0 352 30747 1Show More
The Elephant Man and Other Freaks by Sian Richards.
Futura, 197 pp., £1.25, October 1980, 0 7088 1927 3Show More
The True History of the Elephant Man by Michael Howell and Peter Ford.
Allison and Busby, 190 pp., £6.95, March 1980, 0 85031 353 8Show More
“... The thing arose slowly and let the blanket that covered its head and back fall to the ground. There stood revealed the most disgusting specimen of humanity that I have ever seen. In the course of my profession I had come upon lamentable deformities of the face due to injury or disease, as well as mutilations and contortions of the body depending upon like causes; but at no time had I met with such a degraded or perverted version of a human being as this lone figure displayed ...”