search for books and compare prices
cover image
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback | Cassette/Spoken Word | Prebinding
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Touchstone Books
Publication date April 2, 1998
Pages 243
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684853949
ISBN-10 0684853949
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.99
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In his most extraordinary book, “one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century” (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.

Oliver Sacks’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales remain, in Dr. Sacks’s splendid and sympathetic telling, deeply human. They are studies of life struggling against incredible adversity, and they enable us to enter the world of the neurologically impaired, to imagine with our hearts what it must be to live and feel as they do. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine’s ultimate responsibility: “the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject.”

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780671554712
 
from Summit Books (December 1, 1985); titled "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales"
9780671554712 | details & prices | List price $16.95
About: Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality
Paperback
Book cover for 9780060970796 Book cover for 9780684853949
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Touchstone Books (April 2, 1998)
9780684853949 | details & prices | 243 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality
Reprint edition from Harpercollins (January 1, 1987)
9780060970796 | details & prices | 5.35 × 8.00 × 0.65 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality
Cassette/Spoken Word
from Harperaudio (November 1, 1990)
9781559943680 | details & prices | 4.75 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A collection of fascinating clinical tales that present a humorous and touching investigation into the human mind, 2 cassettes.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781439503058
 
With Oliver W. Sacks | Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439503058 | details & prices | 243 pages | 5.50 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $24.00
About: In his most extraordinary audiobook, “one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century” (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.