Fires of Youth by Charles Williams/James Collier

I just found out about this curious case…in 1960, short-lived Magnet Books published The Fires of Youth by Charles Williams, relegated to obscurity…and then an incarcerated man in the UK plagarized it as Young and Sensitive, winning a major literary award and hailed by the mainstream literati as a masterpiece first novel…

More can read the whole story here.

Proof that some of these cheap sleazecore books were not thrash all the time, and gems were published in the guise of porn…

I have ordered the book and will discuss it more down the line.

Magnet Books - Fires of Youth

Young and Sensitive

One Response to “Fires of Youth by Charles Williams/James Collier”

  1. […] as sleaze in all of vintage sleazecore history.  Back in August 09, I had talked about it some here.  The fuller story is on Lynn Monroe’s website, noting the basic narrative of this short […]

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