Book about woman raised by monkeys


10 Responses to “Book about woman raised by monkeys”

  1. anansi133 says:

    One of the most influential stories I ever read as a kid- _The Trap_ by Howard Fast, begins with this kind of story, then takes it in a weird science fiction direction.

     On the one hand, this seems like it has to be an urban legend, the kind of thing that people make up to get attention. OTOH, wouldn’t it be wonderful if the difference between human and animal was as arbitrary as the difference between Basque and Ainu? (as random an example as I can come up with)

  2. annoyingmouse says:

    Isn’t it interesting that the cover of the book omits one word from the title of the amazon page?

    • David Pescovitz says:

      I missed that! Ha!!!

    • Heevee Lister says:

      Look at the cover shown at  The missing word in the subtitle is there.

      There are other intriguing differences between the covers of what I take it  is the US edition at and the UK edition at  Hmm.

  3. Jeffrey Bell says:

    I was raised by apes.

  4. dainel says:

    Reading through the guardian article, it’s clear that the subtitle of the book might have been slightly exagerated. She wasn’t raised by monkeys. She spend 5 years from age 5 to 10 living in the company of monkeys.

    She was bigger than any of those monkeys. Adults are only 12-22 inches in length. Lifespan averages 15-25 years. Maturity is reached in 4 years for females and 8 for males.

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