The Ressurectionist - Life and Writings of Dr. Spencer Black, 1878-1887 Summary & Analysis

E. B. Hudspeth
This Study Guide consists of approximately 19 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Ressurectionist.
This section contains 786 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Ressurectionist Study Guide

Summary

1878—The Fawn-Child

While visiting a carnival, Dr. Black makes a life-changing discovery. In a showcase of abnormalities, he finds a fawn-child, a boy whose knees bend backwards and whose feet resemble hooves. The boy even has tufted hair on his head and a small set of horns. Dr. Black concludes that this boy is not simply an abnormal human being, but that he is evidence of an ancient race of satyrs. He acquires the body and carefully dissects it, making detailed notes as he proceeds.

1879-1887—The American Carnival

After dissecting and writing up his notes about the fawn child, Dr. Black attempts to publish his paper, but he is met with rejection. His interest in the fawn child leads the Academy of Medicine to terminate his funding, and Dr. Holace becomes his enemy. Dr. Black joins...

(read more from the Life and Writings of Dr. Spencer Black, 1878-1887 Summary)

This section contains 786 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Ressurectionist Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Ressurectionist from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook