Books: Love & Sin on a Tiger Skin

ELINOR GLYN (348 pp.)—Anthony Glyn—Doubleday ($4.50).

The book which added "It" to the vocabulary of the '20s enthralled readers on two continents and enthroned Elinor Glyn as the sultriest literary siren of the pre-Kinsey age. Even more famous, of course, was Three Weeks, a swoonmaking elixir that Elinor uncorked in 1907. Three Weeks, written in six, eventually sold some 5,000,000 copies, and featured a wildly romantic Balkan queen who greeted her lover from a reclining position on a tiger skin with a red rose between her teeth. The book was boycotted in Boston,...

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