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Thursday, April 2, 2015

I, Libertine





Title: I, Libertine (BALLANTINE 165)
Author: Frederick R. Ewing (pseudonym of Theodore Sturgeon and Jean Shepherd)
Artist: Kelly Freas
Year: 1956

Originally a joke title mentioned repeatedly on Jean Shepherd's radio show--listeners were told to request the non-existent I, Libertine at their local bookshop--Shep eventually teamed up with science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon to write this 18th century-set bawdy novel.

Categories: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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