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Dickens and the stenographic mind

Author: Hugo Bowles
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this ground-breaking interdisciplinary study, Hugo Bowles tells the story of Dickens's stenographic journey from his early encounters with the 'despotic' shorthand symbols of Gurney's Brachygraphy in 1828 to his lifelong commitment to shorthand for reporting, letter writing, copying, and note-taking.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hugo Bowles
ISBN: 9780191872648 0191872644 9780192564337 0192564331
OCLC Number: 1078421461
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Prologue --
Gurney and sons --
The devil's handwriting --
Despotic readings --
The stenographic mind --
Reporting --
PKWK --
Plays of the pen --
Stenographic literacy --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Hugo Bowles.

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