The autobiography of mrs. tom thumb : A Novel. / Melanie Benjamin.
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- ISBN: 9780307713513 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (12 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2011.
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Narrator: Kim Mai Guest.
In her national bestseller Alice I Have Been, Melanie Benjamin imagined the life of the woman who inspired Alice in Wonderland. Now, in this jubilant new novel, Benjamin shines a dazzling spotlight on another fascinating female figure whose story has never fully been told: a woman who became a nineteenth century icon and inspiration--and whose most daunting limitation became her greatest strength. "Never would I allow my size to define me. Instead, I would define it." She was only two-foot eight-inches tall, but her legend reaches out to us more than a century later. As a child, Mercy Lavinia "Vinnie" Bump was encouraged to live a life hidden away from the public. Instead, she reached out to the immortal impresario P. T. Barnum, married the tiny superstar General Tom Thumb in the wedding of the century, and transformed into the world's most unexpected celebrity.Here, in Vinnie's singular and spirited voice, is her amazing...
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