Third way (The)

The Third Way front cover. A blonde is shown in profile at the center of the image, sitting on the edge of a bed or arm-less couch. The right side of her body faces the reader. Her right knee is bent, foot hanging at the heel from the edge of the bed. She holds a light-blue towel against her naked body, hiding part of her breast, stomach and thigh. Her face is directed toward the reader, but her eyes look to her right, away from the reader. In the background, to the left of the image, stands a brunette with short hair, dressed in a tight, green dress with straps and a V-neck. The dress is knee-high and has a slit over her left thigh. She has her right hand on her hip and puffs from a cigarette held in her left hand, looking straight at the blonde, almost frowning. She is wearing high heels and earrings. The background only shows watery brushstrokes in green and yellow, and the scene is lit from the front left.
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155 pages
18 cm

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Contested in the U.S.A and Canada by the National Organization for Decent Literature. The Third Way was listed in the NODL Newsletter from 5-15-1962 until September 1962.
Appears in the 1964 Register of Prohibited Publications issued by the Irish Censorship Board.

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Blunt revelations of what happens when deviate women seek advancement in the business world.
Kate Bellosa and Liz Bellows had designs on their boss - and also on each other. Because they were more than ambitious. They were driven by lesbian desires!

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Portrait of Perversity
"She was about thirty, a mass of curves where curves out to be, with rich shiny hair sweeping away from her face...Half woman, half tigress...Sensual, self-reliant...Her fingernails were long and painted the same red as her lips...No wedding ring...Kate - a sexy name which matched her looks!"
And Kate Bellosa definitely was thrill-mad. She became the boss's mistress, but that was not enough. Kate found her greatest delight in making love to other women - especially women like Liz Bellows, who also worked for the company.
Kate's peculiar sex life was not just for pleasure. She did these strange things in order to advance her career...
You will be stirred - and profoundly shocked - by this story of twisted sexuality -
The Third Way

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A blonde is shown in profile at the center of the image, sitting on the edge of a bed or arm-less couch. The right side of her body faces the reader. Her right knee is bent, foot hanging at the heel from the edge of the bed. She holds a light-blue towel against her naked body, hiding part of her breast, stomach and thigh. Her face is directed toward the reader, but her eyes look to her right, away from the reader. In the background, to the left of the image, stands a brunette with short hair, dressed in a tight, green dress with straps and a V-neck. The dress is knee-high and has a slit over her left thigh. She has her right hand on her hip and puffs from a cigarette held in her left hand, looking straight at the blonde, almost frowning. She is wearing high heels and earrings. The background only shows watery brushstrokes in green and yellow, and the scene is lit from the front left.

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Although Lawrence Block often used the pseudonym Sheldon Lord, he has identified this book as ghosted by his friend Peter Hochstein.

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Lord, Sheldon, “Third way (The),” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed December 1, 2022, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/724.