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Published: 30 January 2019

214 Pages | 36 Illustrations


ISBN: 9780198829072

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Dickens and the Stenographic Mind

Hugo Bowles

  • Explores how Dickens's use of shorthand influenced his writing and sheds light on a little known area of his working life
  • Draws on evidence from new sources including Dickens's shorthand notebooks
  • The applied linguistic perspective is new to Dickens research and has clear interdisciplinary appeal
  • Complex arguments are clearly sequenced and summarised
  • The chronological sequence of the chapters contextualise and illustrate the development of the 'stenographic mind'

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