Facebook X YouTube Instagram Pinterest NetGalley
Google Books previews are unavailable because you have chosen to turn off third party cookies for enhanced content. Visit our cookies page to review your cookie settings.

Becoming Tom Thumb (Hardback)

Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Pages: 276
Illustrations: 30 illus.
ISBN: 9780819573315
Published: 28th October 2013
Casemate UK Academic

in_stock

£21.50


You'll be £21.50 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Becoming Tom Thumb. What's this?
+£4.50 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £40
(click here for international delivery rates)

Order within the next 11 hours, 23 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates



When P. T. Barnum met twenty-five-inch-tall Charles Stratton at a Bridgeport, Connecticut hotel in 1843, one of the most important partnerships in entertainment history was born. With Barnum's promotional skills and the miniature Stratton's comedic talents, they charmed a Who's Who of the 19th century, from Queen Victoria to Charles Dickens to Abraham Lincoln. Adored worldwide as "General Tom Thumb," Stratton played to sold-out shows for almost forty years. From his days as a precocious child star to his tragic early death, Becoming Tom Thumb tells the full story of this iconic figure for the first time. It details his triumphs on the New York stage, his epic celebrity wedding, and his around-the-world tour, drawing on newly available primary sources and interviews. From the mansions of Paris to the deserts of Australia, Stratton's unique brand of Yankee comedy not only earned him the accolades of millions of fans, it helped move little people out of the side show and into the lime light.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

Other titles in Wesleyan University Press...