The Hands of Orlac

The Hands of Orlac

( French - Les Mains d'Orlac - 1920 )

novel by Maurice Renard

translated by Florence Crewe-Jones

Published: E. P. Dutton - hardback - 1929
ISBN: none

Souvenir Press - paperback - 1981 ( translated by Ian White )
ISBN: 028562461X / 9780285624610

An ingenious story centres around a world-famous concert pianist, Stephen Orlac, whose hands are horribly mutilated in a train accident. An eminent surgeon grafts on a new pair of hands, but with ghastly results, for Orlac now finds himself possessed, not of musical skills, but by strange and terrible impulses.


filmed in 1924 and 1960

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