Tuesday, 18 January 2011


Writer: Alec Craig
Τitle: Suppressed Books
Subtitle: A History of the Conception of Literary Obscenity
Foreword: Morris L. Ernst
Language: English

Edition: First Edition
Place of Publication: Cleveland and New York
Publisher: The World Publishing Company
Year of Publication: 1963

Format: 142x220mm
Pages: 285; appendix, 217; notes, 249; bibliography, 259; index, 275 
Binding: Cloth in duotone dust jacket designed by Guy Fleming

Weight: 550gr.
Original price: USD 6.00
Entry No. 2010003
Entry Date: 23rd March 2010


An eminent British critic explores the conception of literary obscenity, tracing his subject from the earliest times, with special reference to recent legislation and prosecutions in the Unites States and England. The author gives a perspective and comprehensive evaluation of the grave problem of literary suppression and offers a classic declaration for freedom of expression.

Morris L. Ernst writes in the foreword of this volume: “It seems clear to me that all readers who are interested in liberty of the market place of thought may conclude, as I do, that this documented history of attacks on literature in England and the United States tells a more persuasive story even than the great exhortation of Milton’s Areopagitica. This volume, if widely read not only by lawyers and judges, but by all folk, can be an effective instrument to tidy up the law of censorship. It might even educate us to a more adult approach to the mystery of life.”

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