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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Popular Culture; Amusements
Travel; Tourism; Hotels; Resorts; Seaside Resorts—Fiction; Passports;
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The germ of this article can be found in a letter of Dickens to Charles Knight of 26 March 1850 (Pilgrim, Vol. VI, p. 73) in which he describes watching a globe-maker at work and revolving in his mind 'some faint idea of describing him as a traveller who was for ever going round the world without stirring out of that small street'. In the event he applied the idea to the current rage for Panoramas and Dioramas, which had been given fresh impetus in 1849 by the great success of Banvard's Panorama of the Mississippi, already publicly praised by Dickens. For a detailed account of the Panorama/Diorama phenomenon, see Chs 10–15 of R. D. Altick's The Shows of London (1978), and R. Hyde, Panoramania! The Art and Entertainment of the 'All-Embracing' View, the catalogue of an exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, London (1988–9).

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Loaded Dice

20/4/1850

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Author Catherine Crowe
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Great Britain—Armed Forces; Militias
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
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Author James Henry Leigh Hunt
Genre Poetry: Lyric i
Subjects Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Dreams; Visions; Sleep
Religion; Religion and Culture
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Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Digest; Review i
Subjects Education—Europe; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Education—Great Britain; Universities and Colleges; Schools
Europe—Social Conditions
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
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In large part from Joseph Kay's The Social Condition and Education of the People in England and Europe (1850).

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The Lady Alice

20/4/1850

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Author William Allingham
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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Allingham noted in his diary for Sunday, 7 April 1850: 'A guinea from Household Words for "Lady Alice," with a compliment from Dickens—indicating that at this stage in its publishing history, the magazine paid at least some contributors in advance of publication: in this instance almost as soon as the make-up of the number was decided. Also that the some brief editorial acknowledgement accompanied the payment.

Source: H. Allingham and D. Radford, eds, William Allingham. A Diary (London: Macmillan, 1907), p. 58.

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Author Charles Knight
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subjects Great Britain—Commerce
Science; Science—History; Technology; Technological innovations; Discoveries in Science
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author W[illiam] H[enry] Wills
Genre Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Great Britain—Armed Forces; Militias
Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
Supernatural; Superstition; Spiritualism; Clairvoyance; Mesmerism; Ghosts; Fairies; Witches; Magic; Occultism
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Author Richard H. Horne
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Serial Fiction i
Subject Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Supposing! [i]

20/4/1850

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Author Charles Dickens
Genre Prose: Essay i
Subject Great Britain—Politics and Government
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