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date: 22 November 2019

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The Victorian age introduced not only new means of communicating but changes in the very meaning of communication. Novels from the first half of the period often place a social value on communication and reveal attitudes that are also expressed in the reform of the post office, the invention of the electric telegraph, and the emergence of the network as a model for society. As authors and readers become more familiar with the workings of new technologies and their networks, later novels tend to approach communication systems with a more explicit sense of their actual mechanics, uncanny overtones, and crucial limitations.

Keywords: Communication, Information, Mail, Media, Network, Post Office, Technology, Telegraph, Telephone, Wireless, Rowland Hill

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