Edward Mordrake was born in a British noble family and even from a very young age, he was an aspiring musician, as he had what many described at the time as a rare talent.
He was a highly intelligent gentleman of the 19th-century who had to burden a curse since his birth: he had to live his life with a second (deformed) face at the back of his head.
Many described this second face as of a horrific girl that was “lovely as a dream and hideous as a devil”.
Even if the second face was deformed and devilish looking, it possessed a weird sense of intelligence that was connected to Mordrake’s consciousness. It is said that “whenever Mordrake cried, the second face would smile and sneer”.
As if the second face was resentful of being “second” and mostly hidden by hair.
Imagine having a voice that whispers to you every time making think that you are going mad. Well, for Mordrake those whispers were created by his “Devil Twin” which loved to talk at night, whenever Mordrake went to sleep.
This is why people actually started to consider Mordrake quite insane later on in his life, as he had built a tendency to constantly talk with his second face as if it was a separate entity.
There isn’t much information on Mordrake’s bizarre life due to this deformity, maybe the same reason why many people think it may be just a fictional story.