It may seem strange to us that Victorians sent each other Valentines like the one above, but send them they did. Read this post at Smithsonian.com for more information about and examples of “Vinegar Valentines.” Are these cards less surprising to you given the various plots of the novels we are reading? Why or why not? Can you imagine one of our characters sending one of these cards to another character? If so, who would send which card to whom? Why?
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