Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing
Why the Victorians needed a revolution in letter writing --
Signed, sealed, delivered : mulreadies, caricatures, and the Penny Black --
"Why is a raven ...?" : the rise of postal products from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Vanity Fair (1848) to the pages of the Great Exhibition catalogue (1851) --
Unwanted missives and the spread of vice : "curious things," slander, and blackmail from Household Words to the fiction of George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Anthony Trollope --
Benefits and blessings : letters home, friendship, death notices, courtship, and Valentines by Penny Post --
Conclusion : looking forward from the Victorian revolution in letter writing to information technologies today.
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida
Golden, Catherine, "Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing" (2009). English Faculty Scholarship. 36.