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Wild Child

Audiobook

This is the title story from the collection Wild Child and was originally published in McSweeney's.

It is at the end of the eighteenth century, in the new French Republic, when the savage is first seen outside the village of Lacaune. The boy quickly becomes a legend among the townsfolk. Is he truly a human child or a wild beast?

"Wild Child" is based on the story of Victor of Aveyron, the feral child brought from the French wilderness to Paris in an attempt to civilize him. It is the story of a boy who, at the tender age of five, had his throat slit in the forest and was left for dead. It follows him from his capture by the villagers of Lacaune to his lessons with Jean-Marc Gaspard Itard, a doctor specializing in teaching the deaf and mute.


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Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781483087894
  • File size: 69284 KB
  • Release date: November 15, 2013
  • Duration: 02:24:19

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781483087894
  • File size: 69284 KB
  • Release date: November 15, 2013
  • Duration: 02:24:19
  • Number of parts: 2

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

This is the title story from the collection Wild Child and was originally published in McSweeney's.

It is at the end of the eighteenth century, in the new French Republic, when the savage is first seen outside the village of Lacaune. The boy quickly becomes a legend among the townsfolk. Is he truly a human child or a wild beast?

"Wild Child" is based on the story of Victor of Aveyron, the feral child brought from the French wilderness to Paris in an attempt to civilize him. It is the story of a boy who, at the tender age of five, had his throat slit in the forest and was left for dead. It follows him from his capture by the villagers of Lacaune to his lessons with Jean-Marc Gaspard Itard, a doctor specializing in teaching the deaf and mute.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Blackstone Publishing
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781483087894
    File size: 69284 KB
    Release date: November 15, 2013
    Duration: 02:24:19

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781483087894
    File size: 69284 KB
    Release date: November 15, 2013
    Duration: 02:24:19
    Number of parts: 2

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English