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

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

by John M. Robson
 

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John Robson places in contemporary context the central issues facing Victorian youth: What is a proper marriage? How to balance income and expenditure? What are the ideal qualities of young women and men? 'Emigration or starvation?' In examining these debates, he looks closely into methods of argument, connecting rhetorical techniques with public persuasion.

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John Robson places in contemporary context the central issues facing Victorian youth: What is a proper marriage? How to balance income and expenditure? What are the ideal qualities of young women and men? 'Emigration or starvation?' In examining these debates, he looks closely into methods of argument, connecting rhetorical techniques with public persuasion.

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802004734
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
365
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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The late John M. Robson was professor emeritus, University of Toronto, and General and Textual Editor of the Collected Works of John Stuart Mill.

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