Thomas Bowdler

Standard Name: Bowdler, Thomas,, 1754 - 1825


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Family and Intimate relationships Henrietta Maria Bowdler
HMB 's elder brother, John, trained as a lawyer but won modest fame as a Church of England writer. A memoir of him was published by one of his sons, another Thomas, in 1824. The...
Friends, Associates Anna Margaretta Larpent
In 1776 the future AML recorded meeting the Corsican patriot Paoli and Dr Johnson ye Great.
Feminist Companion Archive.
After her marriage her own and her husband's work brought her into contact with the cultured elite of London...
Intertextuality and Influence Susan Ferrier
The Inheritance opens with what sounds like an allusion to Jane Austen : It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that there is no passion so deeply rooted in human nature as that of pride.
Cullinan, Mary. Susan Ferrier. Twayne.
Author summary Henrietta Maria Bowdler
HMB , who published mainly in the early nineteenth century, was an editor, conduct-book writer, theological writer, poet, and novelist. She was also the originator of the project for rendering Shakespeare inoffensive to delicate ears...
Publishing Sarah Dixon
SD reveals her gender in her preface merely by her use of pronouns. Her motive for publishing was a dire need of money. An unnamed benefactor in her family supplied the need, but she decided...
Publishing Elizabeth Elstob
Its full title is An English-Saxon Homily on the Birthday of St. Gregory , Anciently used in the English-Saxon Church. Giving an Account of the Conversion of the English from Paganism to Christianity. It...
Publishing Harriette Wilson
As Stockdale had anticipated, the pirates had a field day. Unauthorised editions included those of Onwhyn (whom Stockdale took to court, vainly, on 11 January 1826), Duncombe (whose verbatim and allegedly cheapest edition was advertised...
Textual Features Elizabeth Griffith
To modern readers EG 's moral-hunting may seem beside the point, but like Elizabeth Montagu (whom she cites admiringly as having given her courage for her own attempt) and theBowdlers , she was interpreting...
Textual Features Muriel Jaeger
MJ 's next chapter deals with the male counterparts of the previous chapter's examples (Frederic Lamb , but also Dugald Stewart and Henry Brougham ), setting the Society for the Suppression of Vice against...
Textual Production Henrietta Maria Bowdler
This was chronologically well ahead of her brother Thomas 's more complete and more famous expurgated edition (ten volumes, thirty-six plays, 1818). His edition takes the text of HMB 's twenty plays from hers. Most...
Travel Henrietta Maria Bowdler
In December 1802 (and no doubt on other occasions) HMB visited her brother Thomas at St Boniface, Isle of Wight.
Piozzi, Hester Lynch. The Piozzi Letters. Editors Bloom, Edward A. and Lillian D. Bloom, University of Delaware Press; Associated University Presses.
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Around late February 1742: A woman named Margaret Ogle published, with...

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Around late February 1742

A woman named Margaret Ogle published, with her name, two versesatires on Walpole's fall from power: Mordecai Triumphant, or, the Fall of Haman prime minister of state to King Ahasuerus: an heroic poem and The...

By November 1802: The Society for the Suppression of Vice was...

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By November 1802

The Society for the Suppression of Vice was founded in London and grew into the gap left by the Proclamation Society ; ironically, it was often called the Vice Society.

By April 1818: Thomas Bowdler published The Family Shakespeare,...

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By April 1818

Thomas Bowdler published The Family Shakespeare, in fact a further extension of a project begun by his sister Henrietta Maria Bowdler .


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