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Thy neighbor's wife

Author: Gay Talese
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harper Perennial edView all editions and formats
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"When first published, Gay Talese's 1981 groundbreaking work, Thy Neighbor's Wife, shocked a nation with its powerful, eye-opening revelations about the sexual activities and proclivities of the American public in the era before AIDS. A marvel of journalistic courage and craft, the book opened a window into a new world built on a new moral foundation, carrying the reader on a remarkable journey from the Playboy  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gay Talese
ISBN: 9780061665431 0061665436
OCLC Number: 232978247
Notes: "Originally published in 1980 by Doubleday & Company, Inc."--T.p. verso.
Includes index.
Description: xii, 588 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Gay Talese.

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"When first published, Gay Talese's 1981 groundbreaking work, Thy Neighbor's Wife, shocked a nation with its powerful, eye-opening revelations about the sexual activities and proclivities of the American public in the era before AIDS. A marvel of journalistic courage and craft, the book opened a window into a new world built on a new moral foundation, carrying the reader on a remarkable journey from the Playboy Mansion to the Supreme Court, to the backyards and bedrooms of -- the development of the porn industry, the rise of the "swinger" culture, the legal fight to define obscenity, and the daily sex lives of "ordinary" people. It is the book that forever changed the way Americans look at themselves and one another."--Publisher's website.

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