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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Letters; Correspondence i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
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This article relates closely to Dickens's long-standing concern with the issue of capital punishment. He had contributed to a powerful series of letters advocating total abolition of the death penalty to the Daily News (23 February–16 March 1846). The previous year he had offered to write an article on capital punishment for the Edinburgh Review, but never did so (see Pilgrim, Vol. IV, pp. 340–41). By the time of his two 1849 letters to The Times deploring the disgusting scenes at the Mannings' execution (Pilgrim, Vol. V, pp. 644–45 and 651), he had come to believe that total abolition was not a practical possibility and concentrated on arguing for the abolition of public executions. For the texts of the five Daily News letters, see D. Paroissien (ed.), Selected Letters of Charles Dickens (1985), pp. 213–55; for an excellent detailed discussion of them, and Dickens's attitude to capital punishment generally, see Philip Collins, Dickens and Crime (1962), Ch. 10.

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Author Richard H. Horne
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subject Great Britain—Politics and Government
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Author H. Cole
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Music; Musical Instruments; Songs; Singing; Opera
Popular Culture; Amusements
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Author Miss [?] Dutton
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Marriage; Courtship; Love; Sex
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
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Author Otto von Wenckstern
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Europe—Description and Travel
Europe—History
National Characteristics; Nationalism
Religion; Religion and Culture
Religion—Christianity—General
Religion—Christianity—Orthodox Eastern Church
Religion—Islam
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17/5/1851

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Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations (1851)
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
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Author Mr [?] Hughes
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
Science; Science—History; Technology; Technological innovations; Discoveries in Science
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Authors Catharine Amelia Smith
W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genres Prose: Digest; Review i
Prose: Snippet i
Subjects Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Great Britain—History
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Author George Laval Chesterton
Genres Prose: Report i
Prose: Snippet i
Subject Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
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Author Sidney Laman Blanchard
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects France—Description and Travel
France—Social Life and Customs
Popular Culture; Amusements
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
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17/5/1851

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