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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Prose: Autobiography; Biography; Memoirs; Obituary; Anecdotes i
Prose: Leading Article i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
London (England)—Description and Travel
Progress; Memory; Commemoration; Nostaliga; Time—Social Aspects; Time—Psychological Aspects; Time perception;
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In this essay for New Year's Day Dickens writes on a subject of profound and perennial importance to him, his belief in the absolute need for us to preserve into adulthood, for the sake of our psychic health, our childhood sense of wonder. He begins by recalling, in vivid detail, some of the literature that had most stimulated his childish imagination. He moves on to real things (objects, places, eccentric characters seen in the streets) that made an ineffaceable impression on him during his childhood years in London – stories he then heard, or read, about the Bastille come in here too – and that remain as marvellous to him now as then. Finally, he reverts to the very earliest years of his life, spent in Chatham. For an important and illuminating discussion of the whole essay, see Malcolm Andrews, Dickens and the Grown-Up Child (1994), Ch. 4. 

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Author Edmund Saul Dixon
Genre Prose: Report i
Subjects Fashion; Fashion History; Clothing and Dress; Millinery; Textile Crafts; Textile Design; Cotton; Cotton Manufacture
France—Description and Travel
France—Social Life and Customs
Manufacturing processes; Manufacturing; Factories; Factory Management; Industrial Waste
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author Samuel Sidney
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Ethics; Morals; Moral Development; Moral Education; Philosophy; Values
Friendship
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
London (England)—Description and Travel
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
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Author Edmund Ollier
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Christmas; New Year; Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations
Nature; Nature (Aesthetics); Nature in Literature; Landscapes
Progress; Memory; Commemoration; Nostaliga; Time—Social Aspects; Time—Psychological Aspects; Time perception;
Weather; Meteorology; Climate; Seasons
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Author Sir Richard Owen
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Animals; Domestic Animals; Pets; Working Animals; Birds; Insects
Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
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Author Eyre Evans Crowe
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Agriculture; Fishing; Forestry; Gardening; Horticulture
Ireland—Description and Travel
Ireland—Politics and Government
Ireland—Social Conditions
Ireland—Social Life and Customs
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author Otto von Wenckstern
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects National Characteristics; Nationalism
Russia—Description and Travel
Russia—Politics and Government
Russia—Social Life and Customs
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
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Author Edmund Saul Dixon
Genre Prose: Snippet i
Subjects France—Description and Travel
France—Social Life and Customs
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