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Painted veils



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224 pages
18 cm


The book review "A Note about Painted Veils," by Burton Rascoe is reprinted, along with additional comments by Rascoe, in this paperback edition.

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This Book is Discussed in

Weir, David. Decadence and the Making of Modernism. University of Massachusetts Press, 1995.

More information about contested books

The Censorship Board of Ireland prohibited Painted Veils from 7 October 1930.

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A complete and unexpurgated reprint of the famous novel that was first published (privately) at fifteen dollars per copy

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"HER SEVEN DEADLY SINS. Here is one of the most talked about novels of our time, the fabulous story of Easter Brandes and her seven deadly sins. James Huneker, the master story-teller, has written a gripping novel of Sodom in Manhattan. The degeneration that wastes away the moral principles of a student, a talented artist - and the girl herself. This complete and unexpurgated edition is the first paperbound reprint of Painted Veils, which was originally published in a special limited printing which sold for $15 a copy." -Back cover

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A brunette looks out at the reader against a background of building outlines and smaller images of people and scenes. She is wearing a green ball dress with a red stole wrapped around her forearms, arms crossed, her left hand exposed and carrying a musical score. Her hair is up and she stands at a three-quarter angle facing right of the reader, with her head turned to her right. The light falls on her from the front of her body. The image is framed on two sides by a gold margin.

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Item: Avon Books Publisher This Item


Steven Wallace

The cover artist is unknown. Burton Rascoe, a book reviewer, wrote a "special note" that was included after the final chapter.

This edition by Avon, T-120, is a reprint of their 1954 edition (T-71) with the same artwork on the front and back covers.



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We updated our records. Your comments are very much appreciated!

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Huneker, James, “Painted veils,” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed March 1, 2024,