Postal Plots in British Fiction, 1840–1898

Readdressing Correspondence in Victorian Culture

  • Laura Rotunno

About this book


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.


Anthony Trollope Arthur Conan Doyle Charles Dickens culture English literature fiction novel Victorian era

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  • Laura Rotunno
    • 1
  1. 1.Penn State AltoonaUSA

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