Word Crimes

Word Crimes

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In 1883 newspaper editor G.W. Foote stood trial three times for blasphemy. Here Joss Marsh reconstructs the forgotten cases of more than 200 working-class qblasphemersq in Victorian England, whose stubborn refusal to silence their qhooliganq voices, along with Foote, helped secure our rights to speak and write freely today. 22 photos.... Lawrence, D. H.; Secularism; silence; Woolf, Virginia freedom of speech: as aquot; reckless ruffianism, aquot; in Pooley case, 305. ... as aquot;blasphemousaquot; forerunner to tabloid newspapers, 139-40; title, 122; aquot;outspeakingaquot; in, 137, 229-30; plain speech in, 138, ... on Secularistsa#39; aquot;questionableaquot; Manual of Songs and Ceremonies, 266 Gosse, Edmund: high-literary Father and Son, 201; enacts Literaturea#39;s ascendancy 417.

Title:Word Crimes
Author:Joss Marsh
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1998-08-15


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