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When it was originally published -- first in Paris, then in America, and finally in England, where it was initially banned -- "Candy" was greeted by controversy and overwhelming media attention. Criticized for its scandalous content, the book nonetheless sold thousands of copies, dazzled readers, and won Southern a reputation that will never die. A lusty romp story centered around the impossible sweet Candy Christian, a wide-eyed, luscious, all-American girl, "Candy" -- a satire of Voltaire's "Candide" - chronicles her adventures with mystics, sexual analysts, doctors, and everyone else she means when she breaks ties with her family and sets out to experience the world.

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 142.24 x 208.28 x 20.32mm | 136.08g
  • Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • Grove PR Pb.
  • 0802134297
  • 9780802134295
  • 299,338

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