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The Resource Posting it : the Victorian revolution in letter writing, Catherine J. Golden

Posting it : the Victorian revolution in letter writing, Catherine J. Golden

Label
Posting it : the Victorian revolution in letter writing
Title
Posting it
Title remainder
the Victorian revolution in letter writing
Statement of responsibility
Catherine J. Golden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Until Queen Victoria instituted the Postal Reform Act of 1839, mail was a luxury affordable only by the rich. Golden demonstrates how cheap postage--which was quickly adopted in other countries--led to a postal "network" that can be viewed as a forerunner of computer-mediated communications. Indeed, the revolution in letter writing of the nineteenth century led to blackmail, frauds, unsolicited mass mailings, and junk mail--problems that remain with us today."--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 816/.809941
  • 826.809
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
P96.T422
LC item number
G75 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Posting it : the Victorian revolution in letter writing, Catherine J. Golden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 299 p.
Isbn
9780813035413
Lccn
2009017138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn316826743
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn889259195
Label
Posting it : the Victorian revolution in letter writing, Catherine J. Golden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 299 p.
Isbn
9780813035413
Lccn
2009017138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn316826743
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn889259195

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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