The Resource Jumbo : the unauthorised biography of a Victorian sensation, John Sutherland, (ebook)

Jumbo : the unauthorised biography of a Victorian sensation, John Sutherland, (ebook)

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Jumbo : the unauthorised biography of a Victorian sensation
Title
Jumbo
Title remainder
the unauthorised biography of a Victorian sensation
Statement of responsibility
John Sutherland
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first comprehensive 'biography' of one of the first celebrity animals who gave us one of our favourite words. Jumbo, Victorian England's favourite elephant, was born in 1861 in French Sudan, imported to a Parisian zoo and later sold on to London, where - for seventeen years - he dutifully gave children rides and ate buns from their hands, all the while being tortured at night to keep him docile. Worldwide fame came when he was bought by the American showman and scam artist P.T. Barnum in 1881, despite letters from 100,000 British schoolchildren who wrote to Queen Victoria begging her to prevent the sale. Barnum went on to transform Jumbo into a lucrative circus act and one of the most loved animals of all time, establishing elephants as a regular feature of funhouses and menageries the world over. Using the heart wrenching story of Jumbo's celebrity life, tragic death in Canada in 1885, and his enduring cultural legacy, Jumbo is personal and fascinating reflection on our cultural elephantiasis by one of our most distinguished literary-critical detectives, which is guaranteed to amuse, stimulate, provoke and delight in equal measure
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1938-
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Sutherland, John
Dewey number
791.320929
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Jumbo
  • Circus animals
  • Captive elephants
  • Elephants
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Jumbo : the unauthorised biography of a Victorian sensation, John Sutherland, (ebook)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781781312469
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11956670
Specific material designation
remote
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11956670
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MWT11956670
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Jumbo : the unauthorised biography of a Victorian sensation, John Sutherland, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781781312469
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11956670
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11956670
System control number
MWT11956670
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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