Replenishing Jessica

By: Bodenheim, Maxwell

Price: $18.00

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Book Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [moderately worn copy, some darkening to spine cloth, light bumping at corners, 1925 gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep]. Early novel by Bodenheim, then a leading figure of the Greenwich Village literary scene. Despite some pre-publication expurgation by publisher Horace Liveright (who initially found Bodenheim's manuscript "filthy"), the book's depiction of its titular heroine's sexual adventures raised the ire of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, which led to a grand jury indictment of the publisher on obscenity charges. In the ensuing trial, in 1928, the judge ordered the entire book to be read to the jury, a number of whom reportedly slept through the juicier passages; they subsequently exonerated Liveright after only fifteen minutes of deliberation.

Title: Replenishing Jessica

Author: Bodenheim, Maxwell

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright: (c.1925)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 23084

Keywords: Sexuality Censorship Twenties