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The Resource The wonders : the extraordinary performers who transformed the Victorian age, John Woolf

The wonders : the extraordinary performers who transformed the Victorian age, John Woolf

Label
The wonders : the extraordinary performers who transformed the Victorian age
Title
The wonders
Title remainder
the extraordinary performers who transformed the Victorian age
Statement of responsibility
John Woolf
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDX
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Woolf, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Abnormalities, Human
  • Freak shows
  • Human body
  • Freak shows
  • Freak shows
  • Circus
  • Hudson, Jeffrey
  • Thumb, Tom
  • Borusławski, Józef
  • Lambert, Daniel
  • Sanger, George
  • Heth, Joice
  • Barnum's American Museum
  • Borusławski, Józef
  • Heth, Joice
  • Hudson, Jeffrey
  • Lambert, Daniel
  • Sanger, George
  • Thumb, Tom
  • Barnum's American Museum
  • Abnormalities, Human
  • Circus
  • Freak shows
  • Human body
  • Great Britain
Label
The wonders : the extraordinary performers who transformed the Victorian age, John Woolf
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-364) and index
Contents
Curtain up: Buckingham Palace, 23 Mach 1844 -- Introduction -- Act one: Dress rehearsals. Jeffrey Hudson -- Józef Boruwłaski -- Daniel Lambert -- George Sanger -- Act two: Show time. Chang and Eng -- Science and Siam -- Their own men -- Joice Heth -- Stardom of sorts -- The American Museum -- Act three: Double act. Bridgeport baby -- Conquering America -- Man in miniature -- Queen Victoria's pet -- Triumph and tragedy -- Finding Charles -- Act four: The climax. Maximo and Bartola -- Darwin on display -- Circus sideshow -- Peeping at Pastrana -- Anna and Martin -- Wonder of the world -- The final act -- Encore
Control code
on1085162773
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643132204
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1085162773
Label
The wonders : the extraordinary performers who transformed the Victorian age, John Woolf
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-364) and index
Contents
Curtain up: Buckingham Palace, 23 Mach 1844 -- Introduction -- Act one: Dress rehearsals. Jeffrey Hudson -- Józef Boruwłaski -- Daniel Lambert -- George Sanger -- Act two: Show time. Chang and Eng -- Science and Siam -- Their own men -- Joice Heth -- Stardom of sorts -- The American Museum -- Act three: Double act. Bridgeport baby -- Conquering America -- Man in miniature -- Queen Victoria's pet -- Triumph and tragedy -- Finding Charles -- Act four: The climax. Maximo and Bartola -- Darwin on display -- Circus sideshow -- Peeping at Pastrana -- Anna and Martin -- Wonder of the world -- The final act -- Encore
Control code
on1085162773
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643132204
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1085162773

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