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Memoirs of a Midget (1921) [Novel]
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This fictional account of Miss M., a Victorian woman who is also a little person, offers a highly personalized narrative about being different in a world where such distinctiveness is viewed as a freakish handicap. With a ladylike sensibility, Miss M. conveys her feelings about being unable to participate in the activities of her friends and being treated as a curiosity. Concluding that she can either tolerate her difference or grow callous to it, Miss M. resolves to be independent by offering herself up as a spectacle for money. Unsettling and vivid, this allegory of difference offers readers an interior perspective on coping with diversity in a society wrought with expectation that a certain size is "normal" and all others are deviant.

Original title: Memoirs of a Midget
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEccentric People

Edition #1: Memoirs of a Midget

Memoirs of a Midget (1921)
Awards: James Tait Black Memorial Prize (1922)
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Language: English

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Memoirs of a Midget (1921)

ISBN: 1589880129

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