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pages 14 - 18
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Hess, Linda M. "The Older Lesbian as Predator: Dorothy Baker's Trio: A Novel (1942)." Queer Aging in North American Fiction. , 2019. pp. 33-48.
Cover, Front Text
The struggle within the heart of a young girl between the attractions of a fresh and normal love and the tyrannous claims of lesbian attachment. The famous novel about a young girl, caught between the love of a strong, young man and the devouring passion of an older woman. - Front cover
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One of the boldest, most controversial novels of our time . . . "A notable book" N.Y. Herald Tribune. Pauline Maury, a brilliant and beautiful college professor, is devoted to the study of evil and degeneracy as a mainspring of art. Janet, her most gifted student, falls under the sexual and spiritual domination of Pauline. Ray MacKenzie is the strong, passionate, young man who contests Pauline for the love, the life and the sanity of Janet. TRIO has been highly praised by leading critics as a daring and forceful novel, and attacked with equal intesnity for its frankness. Dorothy Baker is also the author of Young Man with a Horn, the best novel ever written about a jazz musician.
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The cover illustration is centered under the book title forming a black stripe on a white background. A blond woman wearing a lowcut black blouse is at the forefront of the image. She is looking directly at the reader. Behind her are the partially visible images of a dark-haired woman and a man, facing opposite directions gazing downward. The woman is wearing red straps with her arms and back exposed. The man is in shadows.
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Baker, Dorothy, “Trio,” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed December 1, 2022, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/551.