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Better left unsaid : Victorian novels, Hays Code films, and the benefits of censorship

Author: Nora Gilbert
Publisher: Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, cop. 2013.
Series: The cultural lives of law
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking two narrative genres that are generally presumed to have been stymied by the censor's knife-the Victorian novel and classical Hollywood film-this book reveals the varied ways in which  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nora Gilbert
ISBN: 9780804784207 0804784205
OCLC Number: 829219073
Description: x, 181 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the joy of censorship --
The sounds of silence: W.M. Thackeray and Preston Sturges --
For sophisticated eyes only : Jane Austen and George Cukor --
Beyond censorship : Charles Dickens and Frank Capra --
The thrill of the fight : Charlotte Brontë and Elia Kazan --
Postscript : Oscar Wilde and Mae West.
Series Title: The cultural lives of law
Responsibility: Nora Gilbert.

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