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Censorship in the Age of Hypocrisy

Posted on: 19/11/2015 with tags: Elieen Horne, Emile Zola, Zola and the Victorians, Victorian

Zola and the Victorians: Censorship in the Age of Hypocrisy This is an untold story of an altruistic opportunist – a colourful footnote in British history about an adventurer who loved literature and made his living from it. Henry Vizetelly (1820-1894) was a writer and publisher who rightly appreciated the great French novelist and social reformer Émile Zola as the French Tolstoy, and knew, in terms of his sales potential in Britain, that Zola was also a French Dickens, that most popular of Vict…

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