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Betting-Shops

26/6/1852

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Author Charles Dickens
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Leading Article i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Associations; Institutions; Clubs; Labor Unions
Great Britain—Social Life and Customs
Popular Culture; Amusements
Sports; Games; Leisure; Pleasure; Hunting; Horse Racing; Gambling; Duelling
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Gambling was constantly on the political agenda during the 1840s and 1850s with a Gaming Act in 1845, the Betting Houses Act in 1853 and another in 1854. The 1845 Act was intended to unclog the legal system from the ever-growing number of cases involving gambling debts, but, 'as this meant that debts resulting from credit bets were no longer legally recoverably, the law inadvertently gave encouragement to cash betting offices' (R. Munting, An Economic and Social History of Gambling in Britain and the USA [1996], p. 23). By 1852 there was an increasing groundswell of middle-class public opinion critical of this development as reflected in an article, 'Betting Offices', in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, 24 July 1852 (pp. 57–8) and Cruikshank's pamplet The Betting Shop (1852), as well as Dickens's article. 

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Four Stories

26/6/1852

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Author George Augustus Sala
Genre Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Architecture; Building; Housing; Property; Landlord and Tenant;
France—Description and Travel
France—History
France—Social Conditions
France—Social Life and Customs
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Quarter-Day

26/6/1852

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Author Theodore Alois William Buckley
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Essay i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Great Britain—Social Conditions—Nineteenth Century
London (England)—Description and Travel
Money; Finance; Banking; Investments; Taxation; Insurance; Debt; Inheritance and Succession
Poverty; Poor Laws—Great Britain; Workhouses—Great Britain
Social classes; Class distinctions; Aristocracy (Social Class); Aristocracy (Social Class)—Fiction; Middle Class; Working Class; Servants;
Work; Work and Family; Occupations; Professions; Wages
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Author Eliza Griffiths
Genre Poetry: Narrative i
Subjects Children; Childhood; Pregnancy; Childbirth; Child Rearing; Adoption; Child Labor
Death; Grief; Mourning; Mourning Customs in Literature; Funeral Rites and Ceremonies; Life Cycle, Human; Old Age; Mortality
Gender Identity; Women; Men; Femininity; Masculinity
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Author Charles Knight
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: History i
Prose: Short Fiction i
Subjects Great Britain—History
Literature; Writing; Authorship; Reading; Books; Poetry; Storytelling; Letter Writing
Theatre; Performing Arts; Performing; Dance; Playwriting; Circus
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Law in the East

26/6/1852

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Author John Capper
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Asia—Description and Travel
Asia—Politics and Government
Crime; Criminals; Punishment; Capital Punishment; Prisons; Penal Transportation; Penal Colonies
Great Britain—Colonies—Administration
Great Britain—Colonies—Description and Travel
Law; Lawyers; Justice; Courts; Trials
Race; Racism; Ethnicity; Anthropology; Ethnography
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Author Edmund Saul Dixon
Genres Cross-genre i
Prose: Report i
Prose: Travel-writing i
Subjects Accidents; Accident Victims—Fiction; Fires; Search and Rescue Operations; Natural Disasters; Disasters; Disaster Relief
Architecture; Building; Housing; Property; Landlord and Tenant;
Great Britain—Description and Travel
Great Britain—History
Natural Sciences (Astronomy / Botany / Geology / Natural History / Oceanography / Paleontology / Zoology)
Physical Sciences (Chemistry / Earth Sciences / Geography / Mathematics / Metallurgy / Physics)
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