# 25753

LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

The cautious amorist

$165.00 AUD

New York : Grosset & Dunlap, by arrangement with Farrar & Rinehart, 1932. Octavo, illustrated orange cloth in illustrated dustjacket (chipped to head and foot of spine, a few stains), pp. 300, black and white illustrations by Lindsay.

The first edition was published by Farrar & Rinehart the same year, it appears this edition was issued shortly after under license.

“The Cautious Amorist was banned in Australia from May 1933 to October 1953, with the authorities citing both indecency and blasphemy. A story of three men and a young woman cast away on a Pacific island, it explored “the effects of shipwreck on maidenly modesty, ministerial morals, and masculine rivalry” and the battle of the sexes which ensued – a battle from which our heroine Sadie emerged more or less triumphant. [The News (Adelaide) Saturday 24 December 1932, page 5]” – Joan Bruce, State Library of Queensland, http://blogs.slq.qld.gov.au/jol/2017/05/11/the-cautious-amorist/