The Lonely Hearts of Yesterday: Love & Mischief in 19th Century Personal Ads by Planet Explorers
Approx. 10,410 words.
Published on May 9, 2012.
Personal advertisements have been around as long as newspapers themselves. If you're curious about what a "matrimonial ad" from the 1800s looked like, this is your book. 19th and early 20th century matrimonial advertisements--along with newspaper stories about romantic advertising adventures gone awry--will lighten your mood and reveal the unchanging optimism of men and women searching for love.