Title

Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

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.

Published In

Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida

Pages

299

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