Masse's Paul Et Virginie
'PAUL ET VIRGINIE' It's surprising that more composers haven't had a go at this idiotic story with its ludicrously dramatic plot and splendidly unhappy ending.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
19th, Century, Composers, Dramatic, Ending, Historical, History, Idiotic, Late, Ludicrously, Masse, Music, Opera, Paul, Plot, Splendidly, Story, Surprising, Unhappy, Virginie
The Golliwogg's Bicycle Club - Sarah Jane made Queen
Sarah Jane made Queen and Golliwog made King amongst the Cannibals - a party ensues. The book charts Golliwogg's adventures with his dutch peg doll friends Peggy, Weg, Meg, Sarah Jane and the dinky little Midget. This is the 2nd title in a 13-book series of Golliwogg books written by mother Bertha and illustrated by daughter Florence. The tale revolved around their travels around the globe on homemade bicycles (and the disasters that befall them!). These books gave the origination of the term golliwogg, now seen as highly un-PC and socially-unacceptable for reasons of supposed racial stereotyping and changing political attitudes, despite the innocent intent of the original creation, set in a time of wildly different social 'norms'. Date: 1896
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
My Sweetie went away
Short sighted gentleman (to his wife): "Now Jane, you had better cling to my arm, you can never be certain where these quicksands are located". Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
1924, Accident, Beach, Cartoon, Cartoons, Ending, Foot Print, Historical, History, Humour, Leaving, Man, Quick Sand, Realised, Sand, Short, Sighted, Sinking, Sweetie, Wife