The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.
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Philip Hensher., & Philip Hensher|AUTHOR. (2012). The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting . Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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Philip Hensher and Philip Hensher|AUTHOR. The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012.

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The Missing Ink tells the story of this endangered art. Hensher introduces us to the nineteenth-century handwriting evangelists who traveled across America to convert the masses to the moral worth of copperplate script; he examines the role handwriting plays in the novels of Charles Dickens; he investigates the claims made by the practitioners of graphology that penmanship can reveal personality.

But, this is also a celebration of the physical act of writing: the treasured fountain pens, chewable ballpoints, and personal embellishments that we stand to lose. Hensher pays tribute to the warmth and personality of the handwritten love note, postcards sent home, and daily diary entries. With the teaching of handwriting now required in only five states and many expert typists barely able to hold a pen, the future of handwriting is in jeopardy. Or, is it? Hugely entertaining, witty, and thought-provoking, The Missing Ink will inspire readers to pick up a pen and write.
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