Posted by Laurence Monkhouse on January 04, 2006 at 17:47:02 from 126.96.36.199 user Laurence_.
In Reply to: Re: Oh, blow the lot of you! posted by Joy on January 04, 2006 at 16:31:43:
"My 1930s and 1950s school editions of Chaucer, Byron's Don Juan and Spenser's Faerie Queen removed all the "filthy" bits to a handy appendix"
How much was left of The Miller's Tale?
Generally this seems a pity. I do recall that in the 1950s our 5th form studies of Hamlet became much more enthusiastic after our teacher read out certain sections emphasising words whose double meaning had gone right over out heads.
But I do have to say that this is a case - perhaps the first - where debate on this forum has changed my mind. I would support this very small amount of editing of just two books. After all we ourselves can always keep our earlier editions.
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