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Prudes on the prowl : fiction and obscenity in England, 1850 to the present day

Author: David Bradshaw; Rachel Potter
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This innovative book comprises nine essays from leading scholars which investigate the relationship between fiction, censorship and the legal construction of obscenity in Britain between 1850 and the present day. Each of the chapters focuses on a distinct historical period and each has something new to say about the literary works it spotlights. Overall, the volume fundamentally refreshes our understanding of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bradshaw; Rachel Potter
ISBN: 9780199697564 0199697566
OCLC Number: 843808012
Description: 232 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Notes on contributors --
Introduction / Richael Potter --
Poison more deadly than prussic acid: defining obscenity after the 1857 Obscene Publications Act (1850-1885) / Katherine Mullin --
Pernicious literature: vigilance in the age of Zola (1886-1886) / Katherine Mullin --
Circulating morals (1900-1915) / Nicola Wilson --
Censorship and sovereignty (1916-1929) / Rachel Potter --
James Douglas: the sanitary inspector of literature / David Bradshaw --
After Jix (1930-1945) / Elisabeth Ladenson --
American beastliness, the great purge and its aftermath (1946-1959) / David Bradshaw --
Bollocks to respectability: British fiction after the trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover (1960-1970) / Rod Mengham --
The art of offence: British literary censorship since 1971 (1971-the present day) / Joe Brooker --
Select bibliography --
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Responsibility: edited by David Bradshaw and Rachel Potter.

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