Jane Bigelow: “The Bigelow Terror”


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Jane Bigelow (1829-1889) goes down in history as a socialite who once stalked the great English writer Charles Dickens.

As the “Oliver Twist” author toured the U.S. in the late 1860s, Jane displayed obsessive efforts that went far beyond the actions of other screaming fans.

From threatening individuals who got close to Dickens, to even assaulting an elderly widow, spectators all agreed that Jane was quite the “incubus” - er, “succubus.”

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