# 41453

LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

The cautious amorist

$60.00 AUD

London : T. Werner Laurie Ltd., 1949 (reprint, 188th thousand). Octavo, illustrated red cloth in illustrated dustjacket price-clipped, chips and tears with loss to head of spine), pp. 250, black and white illustrations by Lindsay.

The first edition was published by Farrar & Rinehart in 1932, with the New York edition issued shortly after under license the same year. Scarce in the dustjacket.

“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/