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Legislators worry over lurid books, fail to notice misleading cover "art"

2 June 1953


This article takes issue with the cheap paperback versions of classic novels and the cover art used in these cheaper versions. The author points out several instances in which the cover art is made purposefully more sexual in order to sell more copies. The author, while lamenting the need to put images on the covers of great novels, states that a positive may be that it will lead more people to read great literature.


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