Banned Books: Does Censoring A Kid's Book Remove Its Prejudices?

09/21/2010 12:55 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Philip Nel

Having lately been examining two versions of Hugh Lofting's Doctor Dolittle (1920, 1988) and three versions of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964, 1973, 1998), we've been addressing this question: Do Bowdlerized texts alter the ideological assumptions of the original? The answer is more complicated than you might think.