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Summary » Seventy Years a Showman: New Edition ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Chatting with ueen Victoria about elephants Sanger remained resolutely the same manAnd what a man that was Clad in glossy top hat frock coat and boots he was a spritely showman who prized action over paperworkLord George gleefully shares his trade secrets For his Shoal of Trained Fish in their Exhibition of a Naval Engagement he got goldfish to steer model boats armed with small explosives He presented an oyster who appeared to smoke contentedly There were fortune telling ponies The Pig faced Lady was actually a bearAnimals were central to his life Sanger teaches how to train a pig donkey lion or tiger Never lose your temper with an animal he writes You can without any unkind treatment teach him to do anything you want him to doHe was also one of Victorian Englands leading entrepreneurs building one of the worlds best known names in circus and fighting hard against American invaders like Buffalo Bill Cody and Barnum BaileyThis master of hanky panky meaning conjuring and patter not todayssmutty connotation wrote one of the most jaw dropping accounts of Victorian England This new edition of Seventy Years a Showman enables you to enjoy this talefully than ever befor.Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ 'Lord' George Sanger
Summary » Seventy Years a Showman: New Edition ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Dancing off the page like real life Dickens this legendary autobiography of Victorian circus pioneer Lord George Sanger is dar fun and irresistible As befits a man who lived by his wits he tells a great story letting us enter the wild world of 19th century peep shows menageries freaks and travelling fairsWritten in 1910 this gem of Victorian life has been strangely neglected This new edition adds gorgeous illustrations many from Dickens collaborator George Cruikshank plus a useful introduction and index It also includes a famous commentary on the book by Wind in the Willows writer Kenneth GrahameWhile most people today know of American showman P T Barnum few even in Britain have heard of Lord George Sanger Thats odd for Sanger was then as famous in Europe He was also the Americans eual in skill pluck and cheek But while Barnums story is often sanitised this book is as rooted in darkness as spectacleAfter opening his first circus in the early 1850s Sangers rise was relentless By 1871 he had taken over Britains largest permanent circus Astleys in London while also running eleven other shows across the country One show alone gathered on stage 700 actors13 elephants.
Summary Seventy Years a Showman: New Edition
Summary » Seventy Years a Showman: New Edition ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 9 camels and 52 horses plus ostriches emus pelicans deer kangaroos buffaloes bulls and at the centre of it all two African lionsBut its his early years that most enthrall Born in 1827 George grew up in a caravan as his family moved every few days to perform at a different fair By the age of six he was declaiming recent murders to spellbound audiencesCircus life was rough When a fight broke out between rival shows on the road Even the freaks took part The fat man made for the living skeleton with a door hook; the living skeleton battered at the fat man with a peg mallet One typically picaresue scene finds performers uniting to tackle a factory fire near Stepney Fair Amid the flying sparks could be seen clowns knights in armour Indian chiefs jugglers in tights and spangles rope walkers in fleshingsSanger voyages brightly through the classes and geographies of his time One minute hes bare knuckle fighting in an East End pub the next entertaining toffs on the Isle of Wight He claimed to have played to every community in Britain ofthan 100 inhabitants And whether he was recruiting a fake tribe of red Indians from Liverpool slums dodging the fury of a Chartist riot or.