When it was originally published -- first in Paris, then in America, and finally in England, where it was initially banned -- "Candy" was greeted by controversy and overwhelming media attention. Criticized for its scandalous content, the book nonetheless sold thousands of copies, dazzled readers, and won Southern a reputation that will never die.
A lusty romp story centered around the impossible sweet Candy Christian, a wide-eyed, luscious, all-American girl, "Candy" -- a satire of Voltaire's "Candide" - chronicles her adventures with mystics, sexual analysts, doctors, and everyone else she means when she breaks ties with her family and sets out to experience the world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BeckyJG - LibraryThing
Good Grief! Candy Christian is young, sweet, and beautiful. Candy is naive and she's selfless. All Candy wants is to give of herself. Which is good, because everybody--well, every man, at least--seems ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AliceAnna - LibraryThing
This was one funny book. Titillating yes, but more hilarious than erotic. The original "clueless." Good grief! -1996 Read full review