Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures by JERROLD, Douglas William

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Synopsis

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 Caudles 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, finds he can no longer sleep easily because of his memory of these lectures and resolves to exorcise his wifes memory by recording the lectures, it seems with a view to future publication for the edification of others. Jerrolds humour shines through this insight into Victorian middle class culture. (Summary by Martin Clifton)

Episodes

  • Lecture 24: Mrs Caudle dwells on Caudle’s “cruel neglect” of her on board the “Red Rover”. Mrs Caudle so “ill with the sea”, that they put up at the Dolphin, Herne Bay

    Lecture 24: Mrs Caudle dwells on Caudle’s “cruel neglect” of her on board the “Red Rover”. Mrs Caudle so “ill with the sea”, that they put up at the Dolphin, Herne Bay

    15/09/2016 Duration: 07min
  • Lecture 23: Mrs Caudle “wishes to know if they’re going to the sea-side, or not, this summer – that’s all

    Lecture 23: Mrs Caudle “wishes to know if they’re going to the sea-side, or not, this summer – that’s all

    15/09/2016 Duration: 07min
  • Lecture 22: Caudle comes home in the evening, as Mrs Caudle has “just stepped out, shopping” On her return, at ten, Caudle remonstrates

    Lecture 22: Caudle comes home in the evening, as Mrs Caudle has “just stepped out, shopping” On her return, at ten, Caudle remonstrates

    15/09/2016 Duration: 07min
  • Lecture 21: Mr. Caudle has not acted “like a husband” at the wedding dinner

    Lecture 21: Mr. Caudle has not acted “like a husband” at the wedding dinner

    15/09/2016 Duration: 07min
  • Lecture 20: “Brother” Caudle has been to a Masonic charitable dinner. Mrs Caudle has hidden the “brother’s” cheque-book

    Lecture 20: “Brother” Caudle has been to a Masonic charitable dinner. Mrs Caudle has hidden the “brother’s” cheque-book

    15/09/2016 Duration: 07min
  • Lecture 19: Mrs Caudle thinks “it would look well to keep their wedding-day”

    Lecture 19: Mrs Caudle thinks “it would look well to keep their wedding-day”

    15/09/2016 Duration: 07min
  • Lecture 18: Caudle, whilst walking with his wife, has been bowed to by a younger and even prettier woman than Mrs Caudle

    Lecture 18: Caudle, whilst walking with his wife, has been bowed to by a younger and even prettier woman than Mrs Caudle

    15/09/2016 Duration: 06min
  • Lecture 17: Caudle in the course of the day has ventured to question the economy of “washing at home”

    Lecture 17: Caudle in the course of the day has ventured to question the economy of “washing at home”

    15/09/2016 Duration: 07min
  • Lecture 16: Baby is to be christened Mrs Caudle canvasses the merits of probable godfathers

    Lecture 16: Baby is to be christened; Mrs Caudle canvasses the merits of probable godfathers

    15/09/2016 Duration: 07min
  • Lecture 15: Mr. Caudle again stayed out late. Mrs Caudle, at first injured and violent, melts

    Lecture 15: Mr. Caudle again stayed out late. Mrs Caudle, at first injured and violent, melts

    15/09/2016 Duration: 07min
  • Lecture 14: Mrs Caudle thinks it “high time” that the children should have summer clothing

    Lecture 14: Mrs Caudle thinks it “high time” that the children should have summer clothing

    15/09/2016 Duration: 07min
  • Lecture 13: Mrs Caudle has been to see her dear mother – Caudle on the “joyful occasion”, has given a party and issued a card of invitation

    Lecture 13: Mrs Caudle has been to see her dear mother – Caudle on the “joyful occasion”, has given a party and issued a card of invitation

    15/09/2016 Duration: 05min
  • Lecture 12: Mr. Caudle having come home a little late, declares that henceforth “he will have a key”

    Lecture 12: Mr. Caudle having come home a little late, declares that henceforth “he will have a key”

    15/09/2016 Duration: 07min
  • Lecture 11: Mrs Caudle suggests the her dear mother should “come and live with them”

    Lecture 11: Mrs Caudle suggests the her dear mother should “come and live with them”

    15/09/2016 Duration: 07min
  • Lecture 10: On Mr. Caudle’s shirt buttons

    Lecture 10: On Mr. Caudle’s shirt buttons

    15/09/2016 Duration: 06min
  • Lecture 9: Mr Caudle has been to Greenwich fair

    Lecture 9: Mr Caudle has been to Greenwich fair

    15/09/2016 Duration: 06min
  • Lecture 8: Caudle has been made a mason – Mrs Caudle indignant and curious

    Lecture 8: Caudle has been made a mason – Mrs Caudle indignant and curious

    15/09/2016 Duration: 06min
  • Lecture 7: Mr. Caudle has ventured a remonstrance on his day’s dinner: cold mutton and no pudding – Mrs Caudle defends the cold shoulder

    Lecture 7: Mr. Caudle has ventured a remonstrance on his day’s dinner: cold mutton and no pudding – Mrs Caudle defends the cold shoulder

    15/09/2016 Duration: 06min
  • Postscript

    Postscript

    15/09/2016 Duration: 01min
  • Lecture the Last: Mrs Caudle has taken cold the tragedy of thin shoes

    Lecture the Last: Mrs Caudle has taken cold; the tragedy of thin shoes

    15/09/2016 Duration: 05min
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