RARA-AVIS: Re: Carter Brown (Lament for a Lousy Lover)

From: scott64b ( s.kime@comcast.net)
Date: 12 Jul 2006

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Ed Lynskey <e_lynskey@...> wrote:
> I picked up Carter Brown's LAMENT FOR A LOUSY LOVER (good noir
> title)(NAL, 1960). I've never read anything by this author. Is
> Carter Brown a pseudonym? I spot a Boucher blurb on it.
> On something else, I notice the listed price on this paperback
> is 65 cents, published in 1960. Didn't the first paperbacks
> appearing after WW II cost 25 cents? I wonder when the price
> escalated by 10 cents (say by the mid-1950s).
> How did the book costs escalate with the passing years. For
> instance, I'm reading a Helen Reilly book that cost 75 cents,
> published in 1971 (IIRC, minimum wage was $1.60 in 1971). So, a
> wage earner worked for less than a half-hour to purchase a
> paperback to read.
> Ed

I pulled out my copy published in 1960....S1856, it is stated on the cover as for 35 cents. Not sure where the 65 cents is coming from. Maybe from Canada, but I do not think it would be that different in price.

------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> See what's inside the new Yahoo! Groups email. http://us.click.yahoo.com/2pRQfA/bOaOAA/yQLSAA/kqIolB/TM

RARA-AVIS home page: http://www.miskatonic.org/rara-avis/
  Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 12 Jul 2006 EDT