A New Dictionary of Eponyms

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Do you approve of censoring the works of great writers? Some might contend that to bowdlerize a great writer's work would be to diminish its overall quality. Others, like Thomas Bowdler, whose eraser danced over every Shakespeare play, would argue that all modest people should be able to read a great work without blushing. For attacking the classics, Mr. Bowdler has been immortalized as the world's best-known, self-appointed literary censor. And because of his efforts the term bowdlerize has become eponymous with his ...

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    • Title: A New Dictionary of Eponyms by Morton S. Freeman
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic US
    • Print ISBN: 9780195093544, 0195093542
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    • Edition: 1997
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