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hansom

a two-wheeled one-horse carriage with a fixed hood. The driver sits on a high outside seat at the rear
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1760 George III became King, beginning one of the longest reigns in British history - 60 years of tremendous change, during which he went violently insane A London hansom cab 1803 Joseph Hansom, inventor of the Hansom Cab in 1834, was born.
Major English writers like Gaskell, Dickens and Collins contributed to the genre (Fergus Hume's "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab" was a best-seller in 1887) and American and French authors created new forms.
He explores American crime writers like Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allan Poe, American women writers like Anna Katherine Green, and Wilkie Collins; early French contributions by Eugene Francois Vidocq, Paul Feval, [ETH]mile Gaboriau, and others; English short stories from the 1830s to the 1850s; female authors and detectives in Victorian England, as well as male responses; the move of mainstream novelists towards crime fiction, such as Charles Dickens; Fergus Hume's The Mystery of a Hansom Cab; and imperial crime in early works by Arthur Conan Doyle.
| The hansom cab made its first appearance in Cardiff in 1859.
Gaboriau died in 1873, but the translations inspired Hume to write The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, which, like his plays, no publisher would touch.
Hansom Cab is a soft-ripened cheese washed with 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey and smoky Lapsang Souchong tea that creates a savory rind to complement the cheese's meaty paste.
Guests could take a hansom cab ride around the embassy basketball court, which became Central Park for the occasion, or pose before an Empire State Building mural.
He examines works including The Mystery of a Hansom Cab and The Strand Magazine and explores themes of medicine, vivisection, social purity, and the reinvention of Victorian criminality, among others.
The terms 'in anger' and 'last' being all too apposite in his case, as minutes after last using it he was run down and killed by a hansom cab while in hot pursuit.
Meanwhile, Modine's girlish romanticism descends from even more distant cinematic roots: Racing to the rescue while standing upright in a hansom cab, he looks more like a Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd naif than a 21st century sax-playing lothario.