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Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes (Dodo Press) Paperback – February 20, 2009


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  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Dodo Press (February 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409963225
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409963226
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,228,674 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ella Cheever Thayer (September 14, 1849 – 1925) was a playwright and novelist. A former telegraph operator at the Brunswick Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, who used her experience on the telegraph as the basis for a book ("Wired Love, A Romance of Dots and Dashes" was a bestseller for 10 years). --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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For all that it was written in 1880, Ella Thayer's "Wired Love" is still remarkably apt today. Two telegraph operators N (Natty) and C (Clem) meet over a wire while sending messages to each other; they flirt and become friends, but without actually meeting, there is no way to prove they are what they say they are - they just have each other's word - and living seventy miles apart, it is unlikely they will meet face-to-face. Via facebook and chat rooms we can meet people and strike up a romance - but without meeting in person, can we guarantee that that college girl is not really a middle aged man? Or that his body is really so buff as his picture implies? Funnily enough, Thayer even foretells the cell phone - "something to carry in their pockets, so when they are far away from each other and pine for a sound of 'that beloved voice,' they will only have to take up this electrical apparatus, put it to their ears, and be happy . . ."

Tangled knots of love abound as the young renters of the building become closer and closer friends. Pegging the couples wasn't hard, but I was surprised at how the story ended for a couple of them. Using Morse code as a secret language of the lovers is a romantic addition. The differences between the two landladies and how they use their authority was an interesting commentary on apartments in general - on one hand, there is the lady who needs the money and will let every room available to her and make an effort to keep renters she likes; on the other hand is the lady who completely holds the power and knows it, perfectly willing and able to kick the renter out if she is dissatisfied.
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