W. J. Linton

(1812—1897) wood-engraver, polemicist, and poet

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(1812–97) Wood-engraver, radical polemicist, and poet. He wrote about his craft (both its technical and artistic features) in works such as Masters of Wood Engraving (1889). In 1858 he married the novelist and journalist Eliza Lynn (see Linton, Eliza Lynn); they separated in 1867. He worked as an engraver for several important literary projects, including Edward Moxon's edition of Alfred Tennyson and George Eliot's Romola. His own Poems appeared in 1895.

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

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