Female (novel)

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Female
Author Donald Henderson Clarke
Country United States
Language English
Publisher Vanguard Press
Publication date
1933
Media type Hardcover, paperback
Pages 310

Female is a 1933 novel by Donald Henderson Clarke.[1] It was translated into Czech as Samička : Román ženy (1934).[2]

The novel was used as the basis of the feature film Female, produced the same year by Warner Bros. and directed by Michael Curtiz.[3][4]

Plot[edit]

The story is about determined, emotionally hardened, Margy Kane's (daughter of a fencer and a parlor maid), rise from the back alleys of New England to her married life in Park Avenue.

Reception[edit]

The book was declared obscene by the Brooklyn Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court in 1935.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarke, Donald Henderson. Female. New York: Vanguard Press, 1933. OCLC 11048097 WorldCat
  2. ^ Clarke, Donald Henderson. Translated by Fr. Heller. Samička: Román ženy. V Praze: Karel Voleský, 1934.WorldCat
  3. ^ Female at the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ Turner Classic Movies Notes for Female
  5. ^ "Clarke Book Held Obscene On Appeal; Appellate Division Affirms the Conviction of Dealer for Selling Novel 'Female.'" New York Times - Jun 23, 1934.