Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes
W.J. Johnston, 1880 - American fiction - 256 pages
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I have been meaning to read this for years. It is about Nattie, a telegraph operator who chats whenever she can “over the wire” with C., another telegraph operator miles down the line. I love stories ... Read full review
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Perhaps presaging the advent of internet dating, this is a lovely old-fashioned story about a telegraph operator who begins to fall in love with another telegraph operator -- though of course they've ... Read full review
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Page 25 - ... where she could amuse herself if she chose, by listening to and speculating upon the many messages of joy or of sorrow, of business and of pleasure, constantly going over the wire.
Page 248 - I have heard of young females so much in love that they would run after and pursue young men, but never before of one so carried away and so lost to every sense of decorum, as to be obliged to have a wire run from her room to his, in order to communicate with him at improper times...
Page 28 - For she was not the kind of girl to sit down and wait for some one to come along and marry her, and relieve her of the burden of selfsupport.
Page 245 - That any young woman should be so immodest as to establish telegraphic communication between her bed-room and the bed-room of two young men is beyond my comprehension...
Page 57 - Ah, well ! then the young woman was only in advance of the age," said Miss Archer; "and what with that and the telephone, and that dreadful phonograph that bottles up all one says and disgorges at inconvenient times, we will soon be able to do everything by electricity ; who knows but some genius will invent something for the especial use of lovers?
Page 176 - ... will drag in the mud, and clothes that every gust of wind catches, and in the other by prejudices and impediments of every kind, that the world, in consideration, doubtless, for her so-called ' weakness,
Page 170 - But yet—she sometimes felt that a certain something that had been on the wire was lacking now ; that Clem, while realizing all her old expectations of " C," was not exactly what "C
Page 93 - N !" something not impossible either, or even improbable; for fate is a sort of switch-board, and a slight move will switch two lives onto wires far asunder, even as the moving of a peg or two will alter everything on the board that shows its power so little.
Page 89 - Oh ! I can't express myself! It all comes upon me with a rush when I am alone, but now, at this supreme moment, I cannot tell you how I a...
Page 29 - But she had a presentiment that in time the charm would give place to monotony, more especially as, beyond a certain point, there was positively no advancement in the profession.