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Magic lantern slides after the famous stories of
Charles Dickens
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1. A Christmas Carol
2. Marley's Ghost
3. Gabriel Grub
4. Gretna Green / The Old Curiosity Shop / Cricket on the Hearth
5. Bob Sawyer's Party / The Parish Clerk (A Tale of True Love) / Scenes from 'Pickwick" / The death of Paul Dombey / Horatio Sparkins
6. Shooting experiences / Skating experiences / Little Em'ly
7. Dotheboys Hall / The Eatanswill Election / Dickens' character sketches
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Dotheboys Hall, from Nicolas Nickelby

Nicholas Nickleby or The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby  is Dickens' third novel, originally published as a serial from 1838 to 1839. The story centres on the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father death.
Nicholasís unpleasant, hateful Uncle Ralph finds Nicholas a low-paying job as an assistant to Wackford Squeers, who works as the schoolmaster at Dotheboys Hall in Yorkshire. Nicholas learns that Squeers takes unwanted children into his school and forces them to live under terrible conditions, pocketing most of the money their parents send for their upkeep. The lessons Squeers teaches are terrible, too, revealing his own lack of education.
 
1. 'This is twopenn'orth of Milk, is it Waiter?' 2. 'Number one may take a Drink' 3. 'Now, Nickleby, come tumble up, will you?'
4. 'There, this is our Shop, Nickleby!' 5. 'Here, you Smike, take away now, look sharp!' 6. Mr Squeers called up the first class
7. 'Mrs Squeers, my dear, will you take the money?' 8. He encountered the upturned face of Smike 9. Squeers caught the Boy firmly in his grip
10. 'Wretch! touch him at your peril' 11. Nicholas beat the Ruffian till he roared for mercy 12. 'Will you shake hands?'

The Eatanswill Election
A set of 6 magic lantern slides made by York & Son, England.
The story is from Dickens' 'Pickwick Papers' and is set in a fictional constituency where riotous parliamentary elections take place. The name Eatanswill is derived from the words 'eat' and 'swill' (eat and drink). The candidates are Mr. Fizkin and Samuel Slumkey.
 
1. 'Slumkey for ever!' echoed Mr Pickwick, taking off his hat 2. 'Well, Sam,' said Mr Pickwick
3. His coach was upset at that 'ere wery spot 4. There was a grand band of trumpets, bassoons and drums
5. Six children in arms that you're to pat on the head 6. 'Whiffin proclaims silence'
 
 
Dickens' character sketches

Several sets of magic lantern slides depicting Dickens' characters have been published and it is difficult to determine to which set the slides below belong.
Quite a few of these slides are labelled 'J Cooper Sands' or with the initials 'J.C.S.'. This J.C. Sands was one who gave several lectures on Dickens and was the author of a dramatized version of the 'Pickwick Papers', 'The Pickwickians', a three-act play with clues as to the setting of the stage, etc. He could have used these slides for this purpose. A copy of the book is kept in the university library in Tilburg, the Netherlands.
 
Mr Pickwick enjoying cold punch Alfred Jingle Bill Sikes
Captain Cuttle Codlin The Game Chicken
The fat boy Job Trotter Major Bagstock
Mark Tapley Mr Micawber Dick Swiveller & the Marchioness
Sam Weller Sarah Gamp Tony Weller
Bob Sawyer Mr Micawber & David Mrs Jarley
 
Extra.

Magic lantern slide depicting Charles Dickens in his study at Gadshill.


The slide has a triangular label with the name of the manufacturer, E. G. (Edward George) Wood in a corner, and was made around 1890. The dimensions are 8.2 x 8.2 cm.
   
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