A cover that provoked thought

The Books From the Crypt website recently ran the uncredited 1955 cover below (a book for a quarter, those were the days!)I can’t say I had any sudden urge to find the book online but the image does intrigue me. The girl ready to cry, the guy clearly uncomfortable about something — was he gay? Impotent? Was their love forbidden because he lives down in the boondocks and her daddy is his bossman? The cover made me want to know, which means it worked pretty well.

In case you were wondering, the “intimate frank moving” novel is about sibling incest. Question answered!

#SFWApro. All rights to image remain with current holder.

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