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Old 03-13-2008, 01:21 AM
Yllaria Yllaria is offline
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Telegrams in Agatha Christie stories

Were they there partly to show the wealth of the characters? I'm guessing that when she was writing they were no longer on the cutting edge of technology.

When I first read her stories, I just assumed that they were part of the plot. They seemed a little quaint. Now I'm wondering if readers at the time she wrote the stories would have made additional inferences. Especially about telegrams sent back and forth for social reasons.

And did people ever complain about the habits of telegraph writing ruining people's writing skills, the was people now complain about texting abbreviations?


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