Author:Bodenheim, Maxwell


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Replenishing Jessica

By: Bodenheim, Maxwell

Price: $18.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23084

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, ... View more info