Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures

Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures

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Douglas William Jerrold (1803-1857) was the son of an actor manager. After some time in the Navy and as an
apprentice printer he became a playwright and later a journalist. He was a contemporary and friend of
Charles Dickens. As a journalist he worked for Punch magazine in which Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures were
serialised, to be published in book form in 1846.Job Caudle, the 'hero' of the book is a Victorian shopkeeper
whose wife finds she can only talk to him without interruption in bed. Caudle, who outlives his wife, fin...
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Chapters
  1. 01
    Introduction
    08:45
    00:00
  2. 02
    Lecture 1: Mr. Caudle has lent
    five pounds to a friend
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  3. 03
    Lecture 2: Mr. Caudle has been at
    a tavern with a friend, and is “e…
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