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Published: 26 September 2013

242 Pages


ISBN: 9780199697564

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Prudes on the Prowl

Fiction and Obscenity in England, 1850 to the Present Day

Edited by David Bradshaw and Rachel Potter

  • Nine new essays from leading scholars on the history of literary censorship from 1850 to the present day
  • Offers fresh perspectives on the relationship between fiction and obscenity laws
  • Presents innovative ideas about questions of freedom of speech in fiction
  • The historical period covered by the book allows readers to connect past and present questions on law and literature
  • Uncovers the non-governmental mechanisms of literary censorship

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