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The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb: A Novel
 
 
Author
Melanie Benjamin.
Publisher Delacorte/BOMC  
Format hardcover, BOMC
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.75 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9780385344159
Pages/Publication Date 230/2011
Daedalus Item Code 31621
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The author of Alice I Have Been here shines a fictional light on Mercy Lavinia "Vinnie" Warren Bump who, standing at only two feet, eight inches tall, was encouraged to live hidden away from the public. Here in Vinnie's singular voice is her adventure, from a showboat "freak" revue, where she endured jeering mobs, to her fateful meeting with the impresario P.T. Barnum and Charles Stratton, the tiny superstar known as General Tom Thumb. Vinnie and Tom's wedding captivated the nation, preempted coverage of the Civil War, and ushered them into the White House and the presence of queens. But Vinnie's fame would also endanger the person she treasured most—her similarly sized sister, a gentle soul unable to escape the glare of Vinnie's spotlight.

"By turns heart-rending and thrilling, this big-hearted book recounts a fictionalized life of this most extraordinary of women in prose that is lush and details that are meticulously researched. I loved this book."—Sara Gruen

 
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