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The J. C. / Kitten Trilogy

Gover, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0915520524 / ISBN 13: 9780915520527
Published by Ross-Erickson/I. Reed Books, Santa Barbara, 1982
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Lovely copy in like jacket under fresh mylar. Remainder mark bottom edge. Contains the three novels: One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding; Here Goes Kitten; and J. C. Saves. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 010391

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Title: The J. C. / Kitten Trilogy

Publisher: Ross-Erickson/I. Reed Books, Santa Barbara

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: White Boards

Illustrator: Frederick Usher (jacket)

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Assume 1st Thus

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This trilogy includes "The One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding (1962)", "Here Goes Kitten (1964)", and "J. C. Saves (1968)". The author, Robert Gover (b. 1929) received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, worked as a journalist, became a best-selling novelist at age 30, lived most of his life in California, and now lives in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. His first novel, "One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding", a satire on American racism, remains a cult classic that helped break down America's fear of four-letter words and sexually explicit scenes, as well as sensitizing Americans to sanctimonious hypocrisy. "One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding" was at first rejected by New York publishers, so his agent, American Literary Exchange, sent the manuscript to a French agent who immediately placed it with a French publisher, La Table Ronde. The French version appeared in the summer of 1962 to rave reviews in Le Monde and Le Figaro, and other European publishers quickly bought publishing rights. English language rights were obtained by Neville Spearman, Ltd., London, which sold American rights to Ballantine Books, New York, which then sublet hardback rights to Grove Press. The Grove Press edition appeared in October 1962, and was glowingly reviewed in the New York Times Book Section. It rose up the Times bestseller list during a citywide printers union strike that shut down newspaper publication temporarily. In "One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding", a white college sophomore spends a weekend with a pretty 14-year-old black prostitute under the manly misapprehension that she has incited him because she finds him irresistible. The girl on the other hand, is convinced that it is all to be a paying proposition. Outraged when her guest resists payment, Kitten steals her rightful $100 fee from his pants pocket and he proceeds to try to get it back.

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