Or maybe not:
|The Globe & Mail, 10 April 1910|
What sold me were these solid synopses found in David Trotter's The English Novel in History, 1895-1920 (London: Routledge, 1993). Of Cynthia in the Wilderness, he writes:
And of The Yoke, which Prof Trotter describes as "Racier still":
Two years after the raid, Albert Britnell was convicted of knowingly selling indecent and obscene books. He was later acquitted. The appeal can be found online in Canadian Criminal Cases, vol. XX (Toronto: Canada Law Book, 1913).
The novels themselves are available gratis to all online, Torontonians included: Cynthia in the Wilderness, The Yoke, Three Weeks.
Meanwhile, Staff Inspector Kennedy and Detective McKinney spin in their respective graves.
|Albert Britnell, 241 Yonge Street, Toronto|
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