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To Catch a Sunbeam : Victorian Reality Through the Magic Lantern

By: Household, G. A.

Price: £4.86

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11951

ISBN: 0718118618

Condition: Near Fine

Black cloth with silver titles to spine. Slight rubbing to spine ends else fine. Dust Jacket Condition: small amount of shelf wear. Not price clipped. 143pp. The Magic Lantern slide shows were a popular form of entertainment in the halls during the late nineteenth century. Usually the image projected by the magic lantern illustrated a song, joke or story, but Sentiment was what the customers wanted. The popular writers used the Victorians love of Sentiment to bring home to the audience in the halls the appaling slum conditions in which the poor were living in every large area of Britain. This... View more info