Return to Lesbos

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Return to Lesbos back cover. Journey to fulfilment. A haunting story of a beautiful and mature woman, trapped in a web of her own making, drawn back to the world she had married to escape . . . and of her quest for emotional tranquillity, her struggle with a physical hunger condemned by society even in this free-living and free-loving age.<br />
In this absorbing sequel to her best=selling novel, STRANGER ON LESBOS, novelist Valerie Taylor justifies her position as a foremost writer on lesbian love. Certainly few can match her dramatic realism and artistic sensibility when treating this most elusive of all subjects.

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Return to Lesbos

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This book is part of a series.
Stranger on Lesbos (1960) – Frances Ollenfield is introduced
A World Without Men (1963) – Erika Frohmann is introduced
Return to Lesbos (1963) – Erika and Frances meet
Journey to Fullfillment (1964) - Erika's backstory. The novel recounts her arrival in the United States after she was liberated from a concentration camp at the end of the Second World War.
Ripening (1988) - Erika and Frances are growing old and coming out. The final book in the series is not considered lesbian pulp fiction due to its date of publication.

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189 pages
18 cm

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Erika and Frances meet in a bookstore.

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Damon, Gene. "Return to Lesbos." Ladder, vol. 8, no. 7, April 1964, p. 17.

Miss Taylor’s third book, Stranger on Lesbos, was liked despite its cruel ending of a lovely affair. Now she has redeemed this with a sequel, Return to Lesbos, which carries the heroine of the earlier novel, Frances, to an inevitable and much happier resolution.

Frances, after trying to stay with her husband whom she cannot love, again seeks and finds a woman. Her affair with Erika is a long battle against the evils of Erik’s past and her own problem in ending her marriage. Surely this is Valerie Taylor’s finest book. It is especially welcome since it lacks altogether the touch of slickness which marred the author’s very recent title, Unlike Others.

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Another unforgettable novel by the author of UNLIKE OTHERS

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Journey to fulfilment. A haunting story of a beautiful and mature woman, trapped in a web of her own making, drawn back to the world she had married to escape . . . and of her quest for emotional tranquillity, her struggle with a physical hunger condemned by society even in this free-living and free-loving age.
In this absorbing sequel to her best=selling novel, STRANGER ON LESBOS, novelist Valerie Taylor justifies her position as a foremost writer on lesbian love. Certainly few can match her dramatic realism and artistic sensibility when treating this most elusive of all subjects.

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A brunette walks, her back to the reader, through what seems to be a tunnel. Her hair is flipped at the back, shoulder-high, and she wears a pink negligee with low heel stilettos. Through the negligee, her body looks naked, otherwise. She carries a red rose in the hand of her right, downward-extended arm. Her left arm is also extended downward. The light beam that comes from the end of the tunnel seems to miss her. Other than the beam, there is darkness, but also light shining from the left onto her back.

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Item: Midwood Tower Publications Publisher This Item
Item: Young, Velma (Valerie Taylor) Creator This Item

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Taylor, Valerie, “Return to Lesbos,” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed December 1, 2022, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/705.