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The Resource Marriage or celibacy? : the Daily telegraph on a Victorian dilemma, John M. Robson

Marriage or celibacy? : the Daily telegraph on a Victorian dilemma, John M. Robson

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Marriage or celibacy? : the Daily telegraph on a Victorian dilemma
Title
Marriage or celibacy?
Title remainder
the Daily telegraph on a Victorian dilemma
Statement of responsibility
John M. Robson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In July 1868 the Daily Telegraph congratulated itself on providing the arena for a controversy marked by "good sense, liveliness, practical wisdom, and hearty humanity." The controversy was over the choice - "Marriage or Celibacy?"--Faced by middle-class youth trying to reconcile economic facts with moral values, social customs - and love. The arena was the correspondence page of a newspaper just establishing itself as the most successful London daily through its appeal to the middle-class reader
  • 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. The letters being a special kind of discourse, he shows how in the debates rhetorical and logical arguments are specifically designed to persuade the Telegraph's readers. Marriage or Celibacy? contributes to our knowledge of Victorian manners and mores, particularly among the lower middle class, and is a telling episode in the history of popular journalism
  • Public attention was first caught by a court report of a failed attempt to entrap a Belgian girl into prostitution. This induced blistering editorial comment and angry letters to the paper deploring ineffectual controls over the "Great Social Evil." The next development was unusual for the Victorian press: readers began to write extensive and richly varied comment on the root of the problem - young people did not have in possession or expectation enough money or the right qualifications for marriage. The Telegraph initiated a new form of popular journalism by filling its correspondence columns for almost a month with readers letters under the heading "Marriage or Celibacy?", which they supplemented with lengthy leading articles
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digitized
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IDEBK
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Daily telegraph (London, England : 1856)
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Robson, John M
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Letters to the editor
  • Prostitution
  • Marriage
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Middle class
  • England
  • Courrier des lecteurs
  • Mariage
  • Classes moyennes
  • Angleterre
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • HISTORY
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Letters to the editor
  • Marriage
  • Middle class
  • Moral conditions
  • Prostitution
  • England
  • Ehe
  • Umfrage
  • Huwelijk
  • Celibaat
  • Berichtgeving
  • The Daily Telegraph (krant)
  • Geschichte 1868
Label
Marriage or celibacy? : the Daily telegraph on a Victorian dilemma, John M. Robson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Great Social Evil -- 2. Marriage or Celibacy? The Daily Telegraph Series -- 3. Marriage and Mores: Arguments and Practices -- 4. "The Equation of Income and Expenditure" -- 5. Celibates and Celibacy -- 6. Problems and Solutions: The Ways In and the Way Out -- 7. Emigration or Starvation? -- 8. Conclusions -- Appendix C: Comparison of the Expenditures in "Marriage or Celibacy?" and Other Sources
Control code
ocn666904164
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (365 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442677081
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
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22573/ctt5brph
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666904164
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Marriage or celibacy? : the Daily telegraph on a Victorian dilemma, John M. Robson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Great Social Evil -- 2. Marriage or Celibacy? The Daily Telegraph Series -- 3. Marriage and Mores: Arguments and Practices -- 4. "The Equation of Income and Expenditure" -- 5. Celibates and Celibacy -- 6. Problems and Solutions: The Ways In and the Way Out -- 7. Emigration or Starvation? -- 8. Conclusions -- Appendix C: Comparison of the Expenditures in "Marriage or Celibacy?" and Other Sources
Control code
ocn666904164
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (365 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442677081
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5brph
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666904164
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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