Savage Girls and Wild Boys

Savage Girls and Wild Boys

A History of Feral Children

Book - 2004
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Wild or feral children have fascinated us down the centuries, and continue to do so today. In a haunting and hugely readable study, Michael Newton deftly investigates a number of infamous cases. He looks at Peter the Wild Boy, who gripped the attention of Swift and Defoe, and at Victor of Aveyron who roamed the forests of revolutionary France. He tells the story of a savage girl lost on the streets of Paris; of two children brought up by wolves in the jungles of India; of a boy brought up among monkeys in Uganda; and in Moscow, of a child found living with a pack of wild dogs.

Publisher: New York : Picador, 2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312423353
0312423357
Branch Call Number: 155.4567 NEW
Characteristics: xiv, 284 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.

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