Dr. Bowdler's legacy: a history of expurgated books in England and America

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Atheneum, 1969 - Literary Criticism - 296 pages
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Includes chapters on the censorship of the works of William Shakespeare and the Bible.

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Review: Dr. Bowdler's Legacy: A History of Expurgated Books in England and America

User Review  - Kit Kincade - Goodreads

Surprisingly, well informed and scholarly (for a book not by a UP). A good overall history of the practice of Bowdlerizing books, not just why but often how as well. Read full review

Review: Dr. Bowdler's Legacy: A History of Expurgated Books in England and America

User Review  - Ilbreth Paige - Goodreads

This book offers one of the best explanations of Victorian psychology I've come across with its details on what 'delicacy' in women entailed, why it was so desirable and how it became the norm. It ... Read full review

Contents

The Causes of Bawdlerism
3
Bowdlerism Before Bowdler
25
Dr Bowdler and His Sister
60
Copyright

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