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Suppose someone is suddenly exposed to a barrage of media attention today, they might say something like "I feel like a Kardashian".

What if I have a character (in Europe) experiencing something similar in the 1850s, who are some of the analogous public figures that they might reference - "I feel like ____"?

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    Given the vast differences between the media in 1850 and that of today, would there have been a similar "barrage of media attention" in 1850? – Lars Bosteen Jan 27 '20 at 2:13
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    Louis Pasteur’s vaccine bet with Rossingol, and the resulting demonstration, for instance, was widely reported on in the press and received heavy media coverage – jackson5 Jan 27 '20 at 2:28
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    Beau Brummel, Oscar Wilde and Sarah Bernhardt all come to mind. What research have you done? – Mark C. Wallace Jan 27 '20 at 9:18

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