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Kenton, Maxwell ( Southern,Terry and Hoffenberg, Mason )

Published by Brandon House, North Hollywood (1965)

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About this Item: Brandon House, North Hollywood, 1965. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Book's covers are lightly rubbed, lightly soiled, with slight stress marks at foot of spine and on back near spine; pages are age-tanned, but clean and unmarked. Maxwell Kenton? That's the name listed on the book, but it was, of course, actually written by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg. Banned in many places and highly controversial when first published, this book is smut or an erotic novel or a satiric send-up of erotic novels and a great many other topics as well, depending on your perspective. Adults only, please. Adult/Satire. Seller Inventory # 000309

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CANDY for Adult Adults , P-87: Maxwell Kenton (

Maxwell Kenton ( Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg)

Published by Parthena Press (1968)

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About this Item: Parthena Press, 1968. Soft Cover. Condition: Good Plus. Not Credited (illustrator). This edition complete, unabridged, and unexpurgated from the original edtion published by the Olympia Press in 1958. Playboy listed Candy among the "25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written", A good sound copy. Covers have edge wear & corner chipping. Creasing at hinges & from handling. Unmarked. Text block square, tight, clean with lightly toned pages. => Candy Christian, eighteen, a pretty and desirable but naïve young woman, finds herself in a variety of farcical sexual situations as a result of her desire to help others. Seller Inventory # 012562

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Kenton, Maxwell (Terry Southern & Mason Hoffenberg

Published by Greenleaf Classics. San Diego: Greenleaf Classics, Inc. (1965)

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About this Item: Greenleaf Classics. San Diego: Greenleaf Classics, Inc., 1965. Paperback. GC-101 very good -fine, reading crease paperback, Seller Inventory # 80877

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Kenton, Maxwell (Terry Southern & Mason Hoffenberg)

Published by Brandon House (1965)

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About this Item: Brandon House, 1965. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. Candy Striped wrappers, about Fine, (VVTVV2). Seller Inventory # ABE-3925725498

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Terry Southern/ Mason Hoffenberg/ Maxwell Kenton

Published by Grove Pr (1996)

ISBN 10: 0802134297 ISBN 13: 9780802134295

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About this Item: Grove Pr, 1996. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st grove press ed edition. 224 pages. 8.25x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # z-0802134297

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Kenton, Maxwell (Terry Southern & Mason Hoffenberg

Published by Greenleaf Classics. San Diego: Greenleaf Classics, Inc. (1965)

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About this Item: Greenleaf Classics. San Diego: Greenleaf Classics, Inc., 1965. Paperback. GC-101 near fine paperback, Seller Inventory # 80878

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Kenton, Maxwell (Mason Hoffenberg; Terry Southern)

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About this Item: Brandon House. PAPERBACK. Condition: Very Good. B000ONOZSG All Star Books paperback #43, no date or publishing info, one of the odd unauthorized editions put out in the mid-1960's, clean/tight, No marks/creases, some tanning/foxing to page edges else Near Fine."Candy" by Maxwell Kenton. Seller Inventory # PB2199

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Kenton, Maxwell (Mason Hoffenberg & Terry Southern)

Published by Lancer Books (1968)

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About this Item: Lancer Books, 1968. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Lancer 75-043 with .75 cover price. Very good with aging to paper, cover soil and one crease to front cover at hinge. 189 pp. Book. Seller Inventory # 5968

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Candy: Maxwell Kenton: pseudonym

Maxwell Kenton: pseudonym of Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg

Published by Europa, California, USA (1967)

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About this Item: Europa, California, USA, 1967. Paperback. Condition: Good. PAPERBACK 1967. Clean & tight. PENCIL PRICE ON FRONT COVER: "4/-" . No other inscriptions. BROWNED PAGES. CREASE TO SLANTED SPINE. Sent FIRST CLASS RECORDED NEXT WORKING DAY OR SOONER securely boxed in cardboard. Ref: DD17. Seller Inventory # 019881

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Kenton, Maxwell ; Southern, Terry ; Hoffenberg, Mason

Published by The Olympia Press, Paris (1962)

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About this Item: The Olympia Press, Paris, 1962. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. The 1962 edition written by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg (writing as Maxwell Kenton) and originally and latterly published as 'Candy'. 188 pages ; 18 cm. Slight shelf wear to wrapper edges, dusty edges, no inscriptions, tight binding. Photographs available on request. All books dispatched same or next working day in robust packaging. Seller Inventory # 006800

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KENTON, Maxwell [Terry Southern & Mason Hoffenberg]

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1962)

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About this Item: Olympia Press, Paris, 1962. Second edition (priced at 18 N.F. on back cover) Originally published as 'Candy' in 1958, title changed for second edition to try and hoodwink customs officers. A near fine copy. No.64 in the Olympia Press Traveller's Companion Series. Book. Seller Inventory # 10229

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Kenton, Maxwell, Terry Southern und Hoffenberg Mason:

Published by Paris / Olympia Press, (1962)

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About this Item: Paris / Olympia Press, 1962. 8°, paperback. Second edition.. 189 pp Fine copy. Pre-owners name written inside covers. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Seller Inventory # 12899

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Kenton, Maxwell (d.i. Terry Southern & Mason Hoffenberg)

Published by Olympia Press, Paris (1962)

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About this Item: Olympia Press, Paris, 1962. 1. Auflage. 189 Seiten. OKart., Traveller s Companion Series No. 64, 188 (1) S.; an einigen wenigen Stellen winzige Belistiftnotizen, insgesamt gut bis sehr gut erhalten. Nach der zweibändigen ersten Ausgabe der Autoren Terry Southern & Mason Hoffenberg unter dem Titel "Candy" (Olympia Press, 1958) kam der Roman unter neuem Titel und unter dem Pseudonym "Maxwell Kenton" heraus. Mit Preiskorrektur-Stempel auf Buchhinterdeckel "N.F. 18". Seller Inventory # cnr1429

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LOLLIPOP: Kenton, Maxwell (Terry

Kenton, Maxwell (Terry Southern & Mason Hoffenberg)

Published by The Olympia Press/The Traveller's Companion, Paris, (1958)

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About this Item: The Olympia Press/The Traveller's Companion, Paris, 1958. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. True first edition. The Olympia Press, copyrighted 1959, but actually printed and so stated in October, 1958. Number 64 in the series. Green printed wrappers. New price stamped above original printed price. Wear at spine and edges. Slight lean. Non authorial inscription. See pictures. Seller Inventory # 003632

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Kenton, Maxwell [Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg]

Published by Paris: The Olympia Press: The Travellerís Companion Series, 1958. (1958)

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About this Item: Paris: The Olympia Press: The Travellerís Companion Series, 1958., 1958. First edition, first printing of this title; doubtless contrived to confuse US Customs who were anxious to hold Candy at the borders. Old francs price crossed out on rear cover; new F price stamped above, and that price increased in pen to 18. Standard sedate green paper covers for The Travellerís Companion; 189 pages. 6.9 x 4.3 in. Very Good clean copy with 2 slight creases down spine, small bits of rubbing near edges of cover where bits of the green has worn off; interior fresh, read with care, if at all. Seller Inventory # INV5205

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KENTON, Maxwell (pseudonym of Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg)

Published by Olympia Press (1958)

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About this Item: Olympia Press, 1958. Paperback. Condition: Used: Very Good. The Olympia Press/The Traveller's Companion, Paris, 1958. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. True first edition. The Olympia Press, copyrighted 1959, but actually printed and so stated in October, 1958. Number 64 in the series. Original price of 1.200 Francs rear cover. Tight binding no marks light bump upper right corner. Mass market softcover. Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Seller Inventory # 84052

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Traveller's Companion) Maxwell Kenton ( Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg)

Published by The Olympia Press, Paris (1958)

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About this Item: The Olympia Press, Paris, 1958. Green printed wrappers, 16mo., 189 pages. Traveller's Companion No. 64. Price 1.200 Francs, not over-printed. A notorious and instant success, surpressed by the Paris vice squad and the cause of years of trouble and litigation for the publisher; later made into a Hollywood movie. Southern's launching pad for his influential work as a screen-writer. Small circular remnant of a price sticker, else a very good, mildly rubbed and moderately edgworn copy in archival mylar. Seller Inventory # 006404

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Kenton, Maxwell (Terry Southern & Mason Hoffenberg)

Published by Paris, Olympia Press (1962)

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About this Item: Paris, Olympia Press, 1962. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Paperback as issued, revised edition & First under this title, Very Good with a few spots and a tad dull, previous inscription & ANTOTHER INSCRIPTION by Southern." To Steve (Dalachinsky) Best Wishes Ter Southern.(VVTV3/2. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-3920661000

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Lollipop: Kenton, Maxwell (Terry

Kenton, Maxwell (Terry Southern & Mason Hoffenberg)

Published by The Olympia Press, Paris (1958)

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About this Item: The Olympia Press, Paris, 1958. Soft cover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Paris: The Olympia Press, copyrighted 1959, but actually printed (and so stated) in October, 1958, hence publication date is1958. See scans in that regard. First edition of the "Lollipop" re-issue of "Candy" in response to censor confiscation and burning under that original title. 12mo, green wrappers, 189 pp. See scans for copyright/printing points as noted above; price "Francs 1.200" has been above-stamped with the New Price NF 15" (see scan). Dedication here is "To Master Boon and Master Badj" (see scan), an alteration from the "Candy" dedication, which was "To Mister Hadj and Mister Zoon". Very Good; tape at spine bottom, minor soiling on back cover, very small scale peripheral wear, light dustiness to page edges. See scans. The story of a naive and gorgeous young blond girl - who quickly finds out in exactly what way we men are all, instantly and always, the same - borrows its plot structure from Voltaire's Candide and uses that strangely juxtaposed vehicle to shine a light on all the vagaries of modern western life which beg to be lampooned. Considered by many, then and now, to be a classic of "black (dark) humor". In 2006, Playboy Magazine included Candy on its list of the "25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written". A nice, and rare, copy of one early publishing step en route to the coming-out of this timeless bit of erotic fiction. Please see scans. L50n. Seller Inventory # 001326

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Kenton, Maxwell (Terry Southern & Mason Hoffenberg)

Published by Paris, Olympia Press (1962)

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About this Item: Paris, Olympia Press, 1962. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Paperback as issued, 1st Revised edition and First under this title, tiny spot on cover else a Remarkably Fine Unread Copy, INSCRIBED."To Laurie with Best Wishes Ter Southern" (VVTV3/2. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-3920661282

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Kenton, Maxwell (Southern, Terry and Hoffenberg, Mason)

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About this Item: The Olympia Press, Paris, 1958. First Edition, 1. issue. 189 pages p. No 64 The Traveller's Companion Series. A notorious rarity and one of several important works first published by the Olympia Press due to obscenity concerns in the U.S Bound in a fine private later half cloth with goldprint on spine and with the original frontwrapper on the frontboard. Fine copy. Seller Inventory # 14120340

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Candy: Kenton, Maxwell (Southern,

Kenton, Maxwell (Southern, Terry and Hoffenberg, Mason)

Published by Olympia Press 1958 (1958)

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About this Item: Olympia Press 1958, 1958. Paperback. Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. First Edition, first printing, second issue with price on rear cover overstamped with a new price. In Near Fine condition. Light wear at extremities, several small dents to front cover. Written by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg under the pseudonym Maxwell Kenton, Candy was published by the "dirty book" publisher, Olympia Press in the Traveler's Companion Series. After a long and infamous publishing history, in 2006 Candy was included on a list of Playboy Magazine's "25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written". Seller Inventory # 141006017

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Kenton, Maxwell (Terry Southern & Mason Hoffenberg)

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About this Item: Paris, Olympia Press, 1958. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Paperback as issued, ink price blacked out else about Fine with very slight rubbing to bottom edge of rear wrapper.(vclst2/2. Seller Inventory # ABE-3917068235

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KENTON, Maxwell (pseudonym of Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg)

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About this Item: Olympia Press, Paris, 1958. Condition: Near Fine. First edition, first printing, second issue with back cover price overstamped. Printed wrappers. Nominal rubbing to the wrappers, a fine copy. The true first edition of Candy is a rarity -- of the 5000 copies published by Maurice Girodias, most were destroyed by the Brigade Mondaine, the French vice squad. No copies at auction in the last thirty years. A publishing and pop culture phenomenon, about an irresistible young woman who wears her sexuality obliviously. Basis for the all-star film featuring Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, James Coburn, Charles Aznavour, John Huston, Ringo Starr, Walter Matthau, John Astin, and Ewa Aulin in the title role. Seller Inventory # 325170

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Candy - Olympia Press 1958 First Edition: Kenton, Maxwell (Southern,

Kenton, Maxwell (Southern, Terry and Hoffenberg, Mason)

Published by Olympia Press 1958, Paris (1958)

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About this Item: Olympia Press 1958, Paris, 1958. Printed Wrappers. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Paris: Olympia Press, 1958. First edition. 12mo, green perfect-bound wrappers, 189 pp. Near Fine; touch peripheral wear. Please see scans. Bearing the later price overstamp. Scarce first edition - if you're here, you know the story of the bannings, burnings, and later pirate and non-pirate editions. The story of a naive and gorgeous young blonde girl - who quickly finds out in exactly what way we men are all, instantly and always, the same - borrows its plot structure from Voltaire's Candide and uses that strangely juxtaposed vehicle to shine a light on all the vagaries of modern western life which beg to be lampooned. Considered by many, then and now, to be a classic of "black (dark) humor". In 2006, Playboy Magazine included Candy on its list of the "25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written". Handsome and rare specimen of a title that is en route to becoming royalty. Please review scans. L52n. Seller Inventory # 001171

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Southern, Terry and Mason Hoffenberg (writing as Maxwell Kenton)

Published by The Olympia Press, Paris (1958)

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About this Item: The Olympia Press, Paris, 1958. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Southern's erotic adaptation of Candide. First issue in green printed wraps with original price "1200 Francs" on rear cover, without later price overstamp. A Very Good copy with creasing and a small tear on the front cover, wear at the spine ends and along the fold. Internal contents clean, save for date, March 11, 1968, stamped on front end paper. A notorious rarity and one of several important works first published by the Olympia Press due to obscenity concerns in the U.S., others include "Lolita" and "The Naked Lunch." Basis for the 1968 cult Marquand film of the same name and featured on Playboy Magazine's list of "25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written." Additional images available upon request. Very Good. Seller Inventory # 421

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KENTON, MAXWELL [pseud., recte: TERRY SOUTHERN AND MASON HOFFENBERG]. - [FIRST ISSUE OF ONE OF THE "25 SEXIEST NOVELS EVER WRITTEN"]

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About this Item: Paris, The Olympia Press, (1958). Original printed green wrappers. Green border on title-page. Spine a bit worn, with minor loss of upper layer of paper to hinges and capitals. Light wear to extremities. Lower corner of front wrapper slightly bent. Internally nice and clean. The scarce first edition, first issue (Traveler's Companion Series, number 64, printed October 1958, with the Francs 1.200 to back wrapper, not overstamped. - N.B. the 1.200 has been crossed out by hand, with a pen, but it is NOT stamped over) of Southern and Hoffenberg's greatly scandalous novel, which was confiscated by the Brigade Mondaine (i.e. "La Brigade de répression du proxénétisme" (BRP)) and officially banned in France. "Candy" not only caused an inevitable furor for its vulgar take on contemporary culture, but brought about landmark changes in how the First Amendment applied to erotic literature. The work, which constitutes the unison of three greatly provocative and time-changing minds (Southern, Hoffenberg, and Girodias), quickly gained classic status and is now one of the most famous "Beat"-novels. It was famously made into an all-star film (starring Marlon Brando, Richard Burton, James Coburn, Charles Aznavour, John Huston, Ringo Starr, Walter Matthau, John Astin, and Ewa Aulin) by Christian Marquand in 1968, and in 2006 Playboy Magazine listed it among the "25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written", describing the story as a "young heroine's picaresque travels, a kind of sexual pinball machine that lights up academia, gardeners, the medical profession, mystics and bohemians."The work was published pseudonymously by Maurice Girodias, owner of the scandalous "Olympia Press", in October of 1958. Almost immediately noticed by the BRP, who seized copies of it in the Paris bookshops, "Candy" was officially banned in France in May of 1959 (under a statute called the "1939 Decree", an amendment to the law of 1881, which gave the French government more power to ban offensive publications in foreign languages).In December of 1958, Maurice Girodias changed the title of "Candy" and reissued it as "Lollipop" in order to fool sensors and sell the remaining copies of the work. This supposedly work quite well and many copies of the book survived thus, leaving the first edition with the original title quite a scarcity, both in the first (not-overstamped) issue and the second issue. Later on, "Candy" was published in North America, by Putnam, under the authors' own names, those being Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg. In an interview, Terry Southern explains the origin of the pseudonym as thus: "Yeah. And the name of the author was Maxwell Kenton. A name I first used with David Burnett, of all people. He was the son of Martha Foley and Whit Burnett of The Best American Short Stories fame. We were collaborating on some short detective stuff, and even sold a couple to Argosy Magazine, and we used the pseudonym 'Maxwell Kenton'. So when Mason at one point had an attack of conscience and said, "Man, I've decided I don't want my mother to know about this book," we took the name Maxwell Kenton so his mother would be spared anguish at her Mah-Jong parties." (Smoke Signals).Terry Southern, though mostly famous for his bestseller "Candy", which greatly influenced popular culture of the 1960'ies, was known for a lot of things, including writing much of the film dialogue of the landmark films "Dr. Strangelove" and "Easy Rider". In his "The Candy Men. The Rollicking Life and Times of the Notorious Novel "Candy", Nile Southern tells the story of the book, the men behind it, and the furor that it caused: "When I was in grade school in 1967, one of my six-year-old classmates, Daisy Friedman (now a writer), turned to me and said, "Your father is a dirty old man!" I asked how she knew that, and she said, "He wrote a book called "Candy" - and it's a dirty, dirty book!" Again, I asked how she knew all this, and she said, "Because my parents told me - they have it on their bookshelf.". Seller Inventory # 46276

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