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

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  • ISBN: 1643132202
  • ISBN: 9781643132204
  • Physical Description: 376 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2019.

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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.
Subject: Abnormalities, Human > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Freak shows > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Human body > Social aspects > Great Britain > History > 19th century.
Freak shows > History > 19th century.
Freak shows > Social aspects > 19th century.
Circus > History > 19th century.
Hudson, Jeffrey, 1619-1681.
Thumb, Tom, 1838-1883.
Borusławski, Józef, 1739-1837.
Lambert, Daniel, 1770-1809.
Sanger, George, 1827-1911.
Heth, Joice, -1836.
Barnum's American Museum > History.
Genre: Biographies.
Biographies.
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