Dangerous games (The)

The Dangerous Games front cover. A brunette is heel sitting on the ground, left foot under her thigh and left knee touching the ground, and right knee slightly off the ground. She is naked and faces the viewer, off-center to the right of the image. Both her arms are crossed over her chest, hands grasping the arms, and her head is slightly tilted to the back and to her left. Her hair is waist-long, with bangs across her forehead. She looks straight toward the viewer with slightly closed eyes, a relaxed expression, and a slight smile. The background is light purple and yellow, the yellow placed vertically in the center conveying a ray of light. The scene is lit from the top right.
The Dangerous Games back cover. Only in Paris could a young wife's discovery that her husband was having a love affair with her best friend set off such a startling and unconventional triangle as the one Mlle. Torres reveals in this brilliant and perceptive novel. 'A provocative story with candor but with merciless understanding as well.' -New York Mirror. '...In unskilled hands this could easily be sensational or sordid. But Mlle. Torres brings it off with delicacy and feeling.' -Charlotte News. 'One of the strangest situations you will ever come across in the pages of a novel.' -Albuquerque Tribune. '...an unorthodox love experience handled with skill, tact and sharp perception.' -Baton Rouge Morning Advocate. THE DANGEROUS GAMES by Tereska Torres, whose novel WOMEN'S BARRACKS has sold over 3 million copies.

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128 pages
18 cm

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Damon, Gene. "The Dangerous Games" Ladder, vol. 6, no. 7, July 1958, p. 23.

Juliette returning from a vacation finds that her husband Frederic has been having an affair with her best friend, Francoise. To her surprise, her jealousy is of her husband and she finds her feelings towards Francoise turning into passion. The writing is good and the plot is neatly handled The authoress will be remembered by LADDER readers as having written the famous “Women’s Barracks” published by Fawcett in 1950

NODL Evaluation Report

"This book is clearly objectionable for youth, both for its candid description of sexual adventures and the distorted logic of the main characters. This last factor to my mind, even make it objectionable for adults. There is a complete ignoring of the sacredness of the marriage contract. As Julliette states, she might have resolved her difficulty by going to her priest, but she chose not to seek religious counselling. Her delving [?] into the psychological reasons for their sexual deviations does not justify them in my opinion."

"While no particular passage portrays sex acts sordidly or offensively the entire book's description of marital infidelity and perversion is not suitable reading for teen-agers [sic]. The woman who tells the story is first person, is sensual and shallow and her problems, which the young reader might view as coming [?] from serious inward needs are (to me) actually the wanderings of a person lackign real moral fibre.
So with most books concerned only [?] with adultry, even tho [sic] well written as this one is, I found it depressing rather than interesting."

More information about contested books

Contested in the U.S.A and Canada by the National Organization for Decent Literature.
The Censorship Board of Ireland prohibited all English language editions of The Dangerous Games from 11 November 1958.

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"Only in Paris could a young wife's discovery that her husband was having a love affair with her best friend set off such a startling and unconventional triangle as the one Mlle. Torres reveals in this brilliant and perceptive novel. 'A provocative story with candor but with merciless understanding as well.' -New York Mirror. '...In unskilled hands this could easily be sensational or sordid. But Mlle. Torres brings it off with delicacy and feeling.' -Charlotte News. 'One of the strangest situations you will ever come across in the pages of a novel.' -Albuquerque Tribune. '...an unorthodox love experience handled with skill, tact and sharp perception.' -Baton Rouge Morning Advocate. THE DANGEROUS GAMES by Tereska Torres, whose novel WOMEN'S BARRACKS has sold over 3 million copies." -Back cover

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A brunette is heel sitting on the ground, left foot under her thigh and left knee touching the ground, and right knee slightly off the ground. She is naked and faces the viewer, off-center to the right of the image. Both her arms are crossed over her chest, hands grasping the arms, and her head is slightly tilted to the back and to her left. Her hair is waist-long, with bangs across her forehead. She looks straight toward the viewer with slightly closed eyes, a relaxed expression, and a slight smile. The background is light purple and yellow, the yellow placed vertically in the center conveying a ray of light. The scene is lit from the top right.

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Item: Fawcett Publications Publisher This Item
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Torrès, Tereska, “Dangerous games (The),” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed November 28, 2022, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/719.