Foundations of the Modern Post Office (8-vol. EP set)

1st Edition

Megumi Arai

Routledge
Published May 27, 2015
Reference - 2700 Pages
ISBN 9784902454871 - CAT# Y206943

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Summary

- This is a facsimile reprint collection of eight books on the British Post Office, originally published during a period of rapid modernization.

- Written mainly by those who worked for the Post Office, or who were closely involved in the early development of postal systems, and based on their experiences, this collection of books provides very vivid contemporary accounts on the vital role that a (changing) postal service played in Victorian society and the life of British people.

- Letters and other correspondence are crucial aspects of British literature and culture and, unsurprisingly, the improvement of the postal system made an impact on Victorian novels. This collection will therefore be a particularly useful resource for researchers exploring the social background of key literary works of the period.

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