The office also put on display the only surviving letter written by Joseph Merrick
, the "Elephant Man", a star in Victorian freak shows.
The author weaves together the history of Joseph Merrick
, The Elephant Man; the London matchstick girls; and Jack the Ripper in one novel.
3who |BOWIE turned to the stage and made his Broadway debut in 1980 in The Elephant Man, a play based on the real life story of Joseph Merrick
who was born with severe physical deformities.
, known as the Elephant Man, long suffered the indignity of being displayed and exhibited as a sideshow freak or grotesquerie.
In an interview conducted before the Oscar nominations came out, he responded modestly: "I think the fact that I had a chance to play Chris Kyle and Joseph Merrick
(subject of 'The Elephant Man') in the same year is huge for me,'' he said.
But even though the real-life character of Joseph Merrick
popped up out of the blue to play an amateur crime fighter throughout Ripper Street's sophomore season it wasn't as much of a "jump the shark" moment as you might think, given the programme's Big Ben-sized improbability factor thus far.
The first episode featured the fall from grace of one policeman, his leg graphically impaled on a spike, a mass brawl in Leman Street station house, a drugs scourge sweeping in from a nascent Chinatown, police corruption, personal heartache and Joseph Merrick
, the Elephant Man.
Tonight's opener ropes in the still legal opium trade, kung fu and even the Elephant Man himself Joseph Merrick
, Provident Metals president and CEO, said, 'Zombucks adds an exciting new dimension to zombie-mania that will appeal not only to zombie enthusiasts, but also to bullion investors and collectors of rare and historic coins.
Sir Richard Treves, the London Hospital surgeon who studied the Elephant Man, Joseph Merrick
(1862-1890), wrote of him, "I supposed that Merrick was imbecile and had been imbecile from birth.
Before readers have finished Palma's "big, genre-bending delight" (Washington Post), they will have encountered not only the prescient author of The Time Machine but also Henry James, Bram Stoker, Jack the Ripper, and Joseph Merrick
(the Elephant Man).
00pm) Scientists study the bones of Joseph Merrick
, who developed disfigurements from an early age and became one of the most extraordinary figures of the Victorian era.