Marriage or Celibacy?: The Daily Telegraph on a Victorian Dilemma

Marriage or Celibacy?: The Daily Telegraph on a Victorian Dilemma

by John Robson
     
 

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Marriage or Celibacy? contributes to our knowledge of Victorian manners and mores, particularly among the lower middle-class, and is a telling episode to the history of popular journalism.

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Marriage or Celibacy? contributes to our knowledge of Victorian manners and mores, particularly among the lower middle-class, and is a telling episode to the history of popular journalism.

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An extensive series of news accounts, leading articles, and letters to the editor, most of the last under the heading "Marriage or Celibacy?", appeared in the London newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, in June and July 1868. Making abundant use of direct quotations, the author presents an analysis of the debate, which focused on prostitution, its causes and cures; ideal and practical marriage; and emigration, its promises and dangers. The result is a fascinating picture of the era's middle class family life and morals. Paper edition (unseen), $29.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780802077981
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
04/19/1995
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.09(d)

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