This side of love

This Side of Love cover: The faces and a torso of two women are drawn in ink and coloured separately, one in pink, the other in light blue, and with the solid black of the background to depict the shadowed areas. In the foreground to the bottom right of the image, only a face is seen, lit with a hard light coming from the right. Her gaze is directed to her bottom right with a calm expression. The other figure can be seen behind her, to the left of the image, face in full profile towards the right, with her eyes closed. Her face and torso are also lit by hard light coming from the top right.
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This side of love

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This side of love & Edge of twilight: Two complete novels

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This Side of Love is the sequel to Edge of Twilight

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253 pages
18 cm

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Edge of Twilight and This Side of Love were reissued as one volume under the title Twilight Girls by Kensington Press in 2003.

NODL Evaluation Report

"Two of us read this filthy novel about Lesbians [sic]. It is pure trash, unfit for mental and moral consumption.
If the prinicpal character 'Val' had reformed, I could see some value in her horrible experience with that witch, 'Toni.' 
p. 143 'And love? Would it be another woman? A man? She didn't know, she didn't care. Whatever it was, it would balways be her only reason for living.' etc.
Val is a 'fallen-away' Catholic. She was educated, and could have been a good citizen, a force for up-lifting. But she is very weak, hated her parents, messed up her life. There may be some true, scientific facts pertaining to abnormal psychology."

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Contested in the U.S.A and Canada by the National Organization for Decent Literature.
Contested in the U.S.A and Canada by the National Organization for Decent Literature. The first printing of the novel by Avon Books was listed in the NODL Newsletter from 6-5-1963 until September 1964. (Report #937)

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Paula Christian's two most unforgettable novels of unconventional love.

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The finest since Well of Loneliness, are these two novels, written by the very best writer of lesbian fiction.
They show the way it really is: the gradual realization, the slow, sweet conversion, the frantic feelings of guilt and occasional breakdowns, the ultimate peace.
"Miss Christian has written an absorbing account of how the conflict between her heroine's love and hate for her perverse life drove her to the brink of sanity." - Dr. Harold Greenwald, Psychoanalyst and author

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The faces and a torso of two women are drawn in ink and coloured separately, one in pink, the other in light blue, and with the solid black of the background to depict the shadowed areas. In the foreground to the bottom right of the image, only a face is seen, lit with a hard light coming from the right. Her gaze is directed to her bottom right with a calm expression. The other figure can be seen behind her, to the left of the image, face in full profile towards the right, with her eyes closed. Her face and torso are also lit by hard light coming from the top right.

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Item Relations

Item: MacManus, Yvonne (Paula Christian) Creator This Item
Item: Edge of twilight Is Part Of This Item

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Christian, Paula, “This side of love,” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed February 2, 2023, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/564.