My good sir, Godkin, I do believe that stories language is too vulgar for us Victorian men
I do indeed agree good friend, Gilder, let's head inside
Since were the editors for The Century and The Nation what should we stop these writers from doing?
I really think we should sensor unhappy endings, sexual allusions, and any disrespect to Christianity.
Those are amazing ideas Godkin watching out for my boy Jesus
Indeed Gilder let's get started so that filthy Mark Twain doesn't do anything.
Richard Watson Gilder and E.L. Godkin first meeting
How did Mark Twain get away with such a book in this year 1884?
I don't know! It seems like writers might be modernizing!
Richard Watson Gilder and E.L. Godkin talking about what the things they should sensor
Huckleberry Finn was a hit we gotta keep writing these stories and modernize literature homies!
I got a new book in the works called The Country of the Pointed Firs
Richard Watson Gilder and E.L. Godkin going to enforce their new sensors
We don't like the old Genteel traditions we like the new more real writers like Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Stephen Crane!
Mark Twain broke the sensorship with Huckleberry Finn which came out in 1884.
Mark Twain, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Stephen Crane discussing what books they have to change Victorian books into Modern ones. The Country of the Pointed Firs 1896. A Girl on the street was written in 1892.
Yeah we can change these bland stories into new ones. I have one as well called A Girl of the streets
The people of the middle class changing their idea of what stories they like from Victorian to Modern.