|←Author Index: Bo||Thomas Bowdler
|The Family Shakespeare, an expurgated edition of William Shakespeare's works, intended to be more appropriate for 19th century women and children than the original. He is the eponym of the verb "bowdlerise", now largely pejorative, meaning "To remove or alter those parts of a text considered offensive, vulgar, or otherwise unseemly".English physician and philanthropist, best known for publishing|
Works about BowdlerEdit
- "Bowdler, Thomas (1754-1825)," in Dictionary of National Biography, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., (1885–1900) in 63 vols.
- "Bowdler, Thomas," in A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature, by John William Cousin, London: J. M. Dent & Sons (1910)
- "Bowdler, Thomas," in Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed., 1911)