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Gaslight Fairies

10/2/1855

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Subjects Christmas; New Year; Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations
Popular Culture; Amusements
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
Theatre; Performing Arts; Performing; Dance; Playwriting; Circus
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Dickens refers in paragraph 3 to the 'big heads' used in Victorian pantomime whereby many of the actors, especially the supers, wore gigantic grotesque heads of papier-mâche, originally used as 'transformation' devices (see G. Frow, 'Oh, Yes, It Is!': A History of Pantomime [1985], pp. 104-105).

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The Hill of Gold

10/2/1855

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Author Edmund Saul Dixon
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Food; Cooking; Gastronomy; Alcohol; Bars (Drinking Establishments); Restaurants; Dinners and Dining
France—Commerce
France—Description and Travel
France—Social Life and Customs
Manufacturing processes; Manufacturing; Factories; Factory Management; Industrial Waste
Physical Sciences (Chemistry / Earth Sciences / Geography / Mathematics / Metallurgy / Physics)
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author Miss [?] Kay
Genre Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
London (England)—Description and Travel
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Vampyres

10/2/1855

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Author Edmund Ollier
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Europe—History
Greece—History
Health; Diseases; Personal Injuries; Hygiene; Cleanliness—Fiction
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Myth; Legends; Epic Literature; Fables; Allegory; Folklore
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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Mr. Pope's Friend

10/2/1855

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Author George Augustus Sala
Genres Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Prose: Digest; Review i
Subjects France—Description and Travel
Friendship
Great Britain—History
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Theatre; Performing Arts; Performing; Dance; Playwriting; Circus
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Supposing [v]

10/2/1855

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Editorial i
Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Bureaucracy; Civil Service
Crimean War, 1853-1856
Great Britain—Armed Forces; Militias
Great Britain—Politics and Government
War; Battles; Peace; Military History; Weapons; Soldiers
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