Jumbo: The Unauthorised Biography of a Victorian Sensation

by John Sutherland (Aurum, 2014)


An indictment of human nature, jocose in delivery but starkly illustrated by way of a potted history of man’s gross mistreatment of elephants over the centuries. Special attention is paid to Jumbo, who, behind his fame, was just another sorely abused pachyderm.



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