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Published: 16 December 2011

264 Pages | 13 illustrations

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199730919

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Postal Pleasures

Sex, Scandal, and Victorian Letters

Kate Thomas

  • Highly original study that explores illicit sex and queer culture through the postal network: The Victorian postal system mediated everyday life, and Postal Pleasures shows how cheap, fast and regular letter sending and delivery became a rhythm as crucial to British life as teatime.
  • Draws on original historical research to produce a literary-historical analysis of canonical novels like Dracula and The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Features over ten illustrations that provide a brief visual history of the themes and period under discussion

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