The New Victorians

Why making people afraid of words diminishes us all

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Those who are familiar with English literature and letters from approximately 1700 CE to 1800 CE know that the period was filled with colorful prose and the moeurs of the time were far from bashful. Novels from that period include Cleland’s Fanny Hill and Stern’s Tristram Shandy, both of which covered sexual and other physical topics with a…