Posted by Kay on February 24, 1998 at 12:38:39:
In response to I assume this is THE Mr. Bowdler of "Bowdlerization" fame? *nfm*, written by Carolyn B on February 23, 1998 at 20:38:08
The Bowdlerizer was born a couple of generations before. John Bowdler if not a direct descendent of Thomas was at least his spiritual descendent, with his fear of offending susceptibilities. I think John is just the typical Victorian man responsible for a whole generation of Charlotte Bartletts who were afraid to act until it was to late and who were afraid to think without validation.
I think, however, that there were plenty of Victorian women who were able to ignore the John Bowdlers of their day.
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