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Dickens and the stenographic mind

Author: Hugo Bowles
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Initially described by Dickens as a 'savage stenographic mystery', shorthand was to become an essential and influential part of his toolkit as a writer. 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,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1040615678
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hugo Bowles
ISBN: 9780191872648 0191872644
OCLC Number: 1092261301
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 193 pages ): illustrations.
Contents: Prologue1: Gurney and Sons2: The Devil's Handwriting3: Despotic Reading4: The Stenographic Mind5: Reporting6: PKWK7: Plays of the Pen8: Stenographic LiteracyEpilogue
Responsibility: Hugo Bowles.

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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  Read more...

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A very original and in many places ground-breaking piece of research; it explores an area of Dickens's professional life that has often been either ignored or skirted around, offering a series of Read more...

 
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