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Word crimes : blasphemy, culture, and literature in nineteenth-century England

Author: Joss Marsh
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Local government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of blasphemy in Victorian England, retelling the forgotten stories of more than 200 working-class blasphemers, such as G.W. Foote, who stood trial three times for the crime of blasphemy.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Trials, litigation, etc
Procès, instances, etc
Named Person: G W Foote; William Hone; G W Foote; William Hone; G W Foote; William Hone
Material Type: Government publication, Local government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joss Marsh
ISBN: 0226506908 9780226506906 0226506916 9780226506913
OCLC Number: 38055939
Description: xii, 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Blasphemy, 1817-30. 1. "You know me now, the Arch Blasphemer": The Three Trials of William Hone. 2. Three Epilogues. 3. Carlile, the Volunteers, and the Age of Reason Struggle --
Ch. 2. Trials of the 1840s. 1. "Knowledge is Power," or, the Cheap Press as Blasphemy. 2. The Moxon Case and the Growth of the Poet's Income. 3. Jacob Holyoake and other "Priests" of the Oracle --
Ch. 3. England, 1883. 1. The "Celebrated Case" of G.W. Foote and the Freethinker. 2. Two Codas --
Ch. 4. Literature and Dogma. 1. "Bibliolatry" and "Bible-Smashing" 2. The Heretic Trope of the Book. 3. Literary Law and the Authority of Literature. 4. When "Literary Difference" Became a "Criminal Offence" --
Ch. 5. Words, Words, Words.
Responsibility: Joss Marsh.
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