Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quote of the month

"Perhaps paperback publishing's most bizarre instance of self-censorship occurred in Great Britain. Allen Lane, Penguin founder, was 'particularly affronted' by a book his company published. With a friend he staged a midnight raid on his own warehouse. After breaking in, he loaded the offending books on a truck and carried them to his farm some miles away, where they were immediately burned."

  - Thomas Bonn, UnderCover : An Illustrated History of American Mass Paperbacks, N. Y., Penguin, 1982, p. 55.

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