Unashamed (The)

The Unashamed front cover. The torsos of two women cover most of the space. One, a blonde with long, curly hair and bangs across her forehead, is to the right of the reader, sitting with her torso and her head leaned slightly to her right and forward, looking down with a slight smile and dressed in a white negligee. On her lap, a brunette with short hair leans over her head and right arm, her hand on the blonde's lap, which is covered in pink from the background. She is wearing a black negligee and her face is oriented toward the reader, turned up slightly towards her right and looking up with half-closed eyes. The scene is lit in diffused light that comes from the right.
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Unashamed (The)

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A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

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158 pages
18 cm

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NODL Evaluation Report

"Although I tried to mark offensive passages and pages, this book is so totally lacking in any moral concept that it is not worth the paper it is printed on."

"Trash from cover to cover. The immoral, perverse career of homosexuals who live for lust. Has no redeeming feature."

More information about contested books

Contested in the U.S.A and Canada by the National Organization for Decent Literature. The book was listed in the NODL Newsletter from 10/31/60 until June 1962, and then again from 6/11/68 until June 1969.
The Censorship Board of Ireland prohibited The Unashamed from 31 March 1961.

Cover, Front Text

After what men did to her, she found it easy to turn to a woman for love.

Cover, Back Text

Carolyn was trapped and helpless. When he said, ‘I don’t want to hurt you. I just want to touch you, ‘ she knew what was coming. Yes, he would touch her, but it would hurt for the rest of her life. There is at least one man in every Lesbian’s life – the man who drove her to that shadow world where no men are welcome. Author March Hastings rips away all veils that hide the mystery of Lesbianism

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The torsos of two women cover most of the space. One, a blonde with long, curly hair and bangs across her forehead, is to the right of the reader, sitting with her torso and her head leaned slightly to her right and forward, looking down with a slight smile and dressed in a white negligee. On her lap, a brunette with short hair leans over her head and right arm, her hand on the blonde's lap, which is covered in pink from the background. She is wearing a black negligee and her face is oriented toward the reader, turned up slightly towards her right and looking up with half-closed eyes. The scene is lit in diffused light that comes from the right.

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Item: Midwood Tower Publications Publisher This Item
Item: Rader, Paul image This Item
Item: Singer, Sally (March Hastings) Creator This Item

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Hastings, March, “Unashamed (The),” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed December 2, 2022, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/584.