The Humbugs of the World


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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781500696030
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/31/2014
  • Pages: 146
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Publisher's note; Introduction; Part I. Personal Reminiscences: 1. General view of the subject; 2. Definition of the word humbug; 3. Monsieur Mangin, the French humbug; 4. Old Grizzly Adams; 5. The golden pigeons; 6. The whales, the angel fish, and the golden pigeon; 7. Pease's horehound candy; 8. Brandreth's pills; Part II. The Spiritualists: 9. The Davenport brothers, their rise and progress; 10. The spirit-rapping and medium humbugs; 11. The 'Ballot-test'; 12. Spiritual 'letters on the arm'; 13. Demonstrations by 'Samson' under a table; 14. Spiritual photographing; 15. 'Banner of light'; 16. Spiritualist humbugs waking up; 17. The Davenport brothers shown up once more; Part III. Trade and Business Impositions: 18. Adulterations of food; 19. Adulteration in drinks; 20. The Peter Funks and their functions; 21. Lottery sharks; 22. Another lottery humbug; 23. A California coal mine; Part IV. Money Manias: 24. The petroleum humbug; 25. The tulipomania; 26. John Bull's great money humbug; 27. Business humbugs; Part V. Medicine and Quacks: 28. Doctors and imagination; 29. The consumptive remedy; 30. Monsignore Cristoforo Rischi, or Il Créso, the nostrum-vendor of Florence; Part VI. Hoaxes: 31. The Twenty-seventh-street ghost; 32. The moon hoax; 33. The miscegenation hoax; Part VII. Ghosts and Witchcrafts: 34. Haunted houses; 35. Haunted houses; 36. Magical humbugs; 37. Witchcraft; 38. Charms and incantations; Part VIII. Adventurers: 39. The Princess Cariboo, or, the Queen of the Isles; 40. Count Cagliostro, alias Joseph Balsamo, known also as 'Cursed Joe'; 41. The diamond necklace; 42. The Count de St Germain: sage, prophet, and magician; 43. Riza Bey, the Persian envoy to Louis XIV; Part IX. Religous Humbugs: 44. Diamond cut diamond, or, Yankee superstitions; 45. A religious humbug on John Bull; 46. The first humbug in the world; 47. Heathen humbugs; 48. Modern heathen humbugs; 49. Ordeals.

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