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Enter Henry Baker

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0056
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Some time in 1724 Henry Baker, an aspiring poet with a unique ability to teach deaf children to speak and to give them a general education, began a journey from Enfield to Stoke Newington where he ... More


Introduction

Aileen Douglas

in Work in Hand: Script, Print, and Writing, 1690-1840

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198789185
eISBN:
9780191831102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198789185.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Drawing on Daniel Defoe’s Essay upon Literature, the introduction defines the term ‘hand’ in relation to manual writing. It outlines how Defoe understands the ‘work of writing’ in relation both to ... More


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