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Brooks, Byron A

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(1845-1911) US inventor (he invented the shift key for the typewriter) and author of Earth Revisited (1893), a Sleeper Awakes tale which espouses a somewhat garbled revision of Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888); the reawakened protagonist, after falling in love with his nurse, realizes that she is the Reincarnation of a lost love. All ends well. [JC]

Byron Alden Brooks

born Theresa, New York: December 1845

died Middletown, Connecticut: 28 September 1911

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