Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture

Postal Plots in British Fiction, 1840-1898

Readdressing Correspondence in Victorian Culture

Authors: Rotunno, L.

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By 1840, the epistolary novel was dead. Letters in Victorian fiction, however, were unmistakably alive. Postal Plots explores how Victorian postal reforms unleashed a new and sometimes unruly population into the Victorian literary marketplace where they threatened the definition and development of the Victorian literary professional.

About the authors

Laura Rotunno is Associate Professor of English at Penn State Altoona, USA, where she is also the Honors Program Coordinator. She has published in Victorian Literature and Culture and Victorian Periodicals Review. Her research interests include professionalization and education as it developed throughout the Victorian period.

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''Postal Plots sheds light on the significance of letters in Victorian fiction by firmly rooting them in social contexts and offering a range of stimulating close readings.'' - The Review of English Studies


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Correspondence Culture

    Pages 1-44

    Rotunno, Laura

  • Mr Micawber, Letter-Writing Manuals, and Charles Dickens’s Literary Professionals

    Pages 45-68

    Rotunno, Laura

  • Feminized Correspondence, the Unknown Public, and the Egalitarian Professional of Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White

    Pages 69-93

    Rotunno, Laura

  • From Postmarks to Literary Professionalism in Anthony Trollope’s John Caldigate

    Pages 94-118

    Rotunno, Laura

  • Telegraphing Literature in Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Sign of Four

    Pages 119-146

    Rotunno, Laura

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postal Plots in British Fiction, 1840-1898
Book Subtitle
Readdressing Correspondence in Victorian Culture
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32380-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137323804
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32379-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45880-6
Series ISSN
2634-6494
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 208
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