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By William B. Swett,Kristen C. Harmon

ISBN-10: 156368683X

ISBN-13: 9781563686832

In Adventures of a Deaf-Mute, Deaf New Englander William B. Swett recounts his adventures within the White Mountains of latest Hampshire within the past due 1860s. Given to us in brief, lively episodes, Swett tells bold tales of slender escapes from demise and different perilous reviews in the course of his time as a handyman and consultant on the Profile residence, a resort named for the close by previous guy of the Mountain rock formation. a well-liked vacation spot, the lodge attracted myriad site visitors, and Swett’s stories of rugged patience are followed via willing observations of the folks he meets.

       Confident in his id as a Deaf “mute,” he notes with wry humor the numerous perceptions of deafness that he encounters. As a signing Deaf individual from a trendy multigenerational Deaf kinfolk, he counters damaging stereotypes with generosity and a sensible wit. he is taking satisfaction in his actual talents, which he showcases via a number of stunts and onerous treks within the barren region. in spite of the fact that, Swett’s writing additionally unearths a deep expertise of the fragility and precariousness of lifestyles. this can be a portrait of a guy checking out his actual and emotional limits, written from the vantage element of somebody who's now not a tender guy yet continues to be greatly within the leading of his life.

       This assortment additionally contains “Mr. Swett and His Diorama,” a piece of writing from 1859 during which Swett describes his miniature game of the conflict of Lexington, in addition to Manual Alphabets, a pamphlet released in 1875 at the background of handbook alphabets that incorporates brief biographies of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc, pioneers of Deaf schooling within the usa. The paintings is followed by means of a brand new advent that provides a mirrored image on Swett’s existence and the time during which he lived.

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In Adventures of a Deaf-Mute, Deaf New Englander William B. Swett recounts his adventures within the White Mountains of latest Hampshire within the past due 1860s. Given to us briefly, full of life episodes, Swett tells bold tales of slender escapes from dying and different perilous stories in the course of his time as a handyman and advisor on the Profile apartment, a resort named for the within sight outdated guy of the Mountain rock formation.

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