First Edition of Candy; Inscribed by Terry Southern
Item Number: 121443
Evanston, Ill: Greenleaf Publishing Company, 1965.
First printing of this edition of Southern’s classic work. Octavo, original wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Harry with all best wishes Terry Southern.” In very good condition.
Banned upon its initial publication, the now-classic Candy is a romp of a story about the impossibly sweet Candy Christian, a wide-eyed, luscious, all-American girl. Candy –– a satire of Voltaire’s Candide –– chronicles her adventures with mystics, sexual analysts, and everyone she meets when she sets out to experience the world. In 2006, Playboy Magazine listed Candy among the "25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written", and described 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 novel was made into a film by Christian Marquand in 1968 as Candy.