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The Noble Savage

11/6/1853

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Essay i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Africa—Social Life and Customs
Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
Race; Racism; Ethnicity; Anthropology; Ethnography
United States—Social Life and Customs
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Dickens was provoked into writing this article by the renewed public enthusiasm for the eighteenth-century concept of 'the noble savage', of a 'purer' moral nature to be found in dark-skinned races who had not been 'corrupted' by civilisation. This enthusiasm was given a focus by the latest show presenting native Africans to be staged in London, a party of 'Zulu Kaffirs' brought over by A. T. Caldecott, a merchant from Natal, which had been annexed to Cape Colony by the British in 1843. The troupe consisting of eleven men, one woman and a child, appeared at the fashionable St George's Gallery, Hyde Park Corner, and performed scenes illustrative of daily life in their native environment enlivened with 'characteristic dances'. The Times announced the event (18 May 1853) as 'a novel and most interesting exhibition with appropriate scenery and moving panorama painted expressly by Mr Charles Marshall'. 

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Author John Lang
Genres Prose: Short Fiction i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Family Life; Families; Domestic Relations; Sibling Relations; Kinship; Home;
Great Britain—Colonies—General
India—Social Life and Customs
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
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A Bowl of Punch

11/6/1853

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Author Peter Cunningham
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
Great Britain—History
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
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A French Audience

11/6/1853

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Author John Oxenford
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects France—Description and Travel
France—Social Life and Customs
Theatre; Performing Arts; Performing; Dance; Playwriting; Circus
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Eleusinia

11/6/1853

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Author Edmund Ollier
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Art; Design; Painting; Sculpture; Photography; Interior Decoration;
Dreams; Visions; Sleep
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
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Dolls

11/6/1853

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Author George Dodd
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Commercial Products (Commodities); Material Culture; Shopping; Advertising
Fashion; Fashion History; Clothing and Dress; Millinery; Textile Crafts; Textile Design; Cotton; Cotton Manufacture
National Characteristics; Nationalism
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author Henry Morley
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subject Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
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Dunkerque Tower

11/6/1853

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Author Edmund Saul Dixon
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subject France—Description and Travel
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