Monday, June 3, 2019

The Cautious Amorist

Very cute, and very Arno-esque artwork by Whitney Darrow Jr. highlights this famously frisky tale of a lovely young lass who finds herself stranded on a desert isle with 3 men! Written by Norman Lindsay, and first published in the early 1930's (with this being the 5th print from 1955), the incredibly beautiful front and back cover, and 3 very funny interior images make this book a highly welcome edition to my Bantam Book collection. A bit more fun trivia: the story was later retitled and adapted into the 1953 UK film classic, Our Girl Friday, directed by Noel Langley, and starred juicy Joan Collins in the lead role as sexy Sadie. (Thank you, Mr. C!)


Mr. Cavin said...

Whoa, these look great blown up to huge. I was a little worried you'd have trouble scanning them because the book seemed so brittle. Practice really must make perfect!

Mr. Karswell said...

Book was in great shape, no problems at all-- and thanks again man!

Mr. Cavin said...

Oh you're welcome! Let me know if you ever read it.