Journey to fulfillment

Journey to Fulfillment front cover. The cover art is made up of text and solid colour fields. The title is shown in large, green letters, distributed diagonally across the center of the cover. Below the title, and also diagonally distributed, more letters, in a different and smaller font but also green, name the author of the book. At the top left, and also in a different font, more small green letters hint on the topic of the story. At the very bottom, another set of green, small letters describes the story as the first in a series. There is also a logo at the top right, seemingly of the publishing house or imprint. The background is a solid peach framed within a wide, green margin that matches the colour of the text.
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Journey to fulfillment

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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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156 pages
18 cm

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Damon, Gene. "Journey to Fulfillment." Ladder, vol. 9, no. 9, June 1965, p. 12.

Miss Taylor's three novels featuring Erika Frohmann as heroine have appeared in chronologically reversed order. This book takes up Erika's childhood years in a concentration camp, her adoption by an American family, her first teenage love affair, and her first serious attachment, to a much older woman. All this precedes her experiences with Kate Wood (A World without Men) and Frances Ollenfield (Return to Lesbos). This story with its emphasis on Erika's youthful years is less interesting than the other two novels about her life, but it is a welcome and nicely written piece for the overall picture of an appealing fictional lesbian character.

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"It violates points #5 & 6 of Code."

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A novel of lesbian love

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Erika Frohmann, Jewish survivor of a Nazi concentration camp, relocated in the United States, meets Marilyn - her first serious woman lover.

"A welcome and nicely written piece . . . an appealing fictional Lesbian character."
Gene Damon in The Ladder (June, 1965).

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The cover art is made up of text and solid colour fields. The title is shown in large, green letters, distributed diagonally across the center of the cover. Below the title, and also diagonally distributed, more letters, in a different and smaller font but also green, name the author of the book. At the top left, and also in a different font, more small green letters hint on the topic of the story. At the very bottom, another set of green, small letters describes the story as the first in a series. There is also a logo at the top right, seemingly of the publishing house or imprint. The background is a solid peach framed within a wide, green margin that matches the colour of the text.

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Item: Young, Velma (Valerie Taylor) Creator This Item

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Taylor, Valerie, “Journey to fulfillment,” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed September 30, 2022, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/832.