book cover of Spring Fire

Spring Fire

(1952)
A novel by

 
 
Spring Fire was the first lesbian pulp novel ever published. The original 1950s cover blared: "A story once told in whispers now frankly, honestly written." Shameless and seductive in an era when lesbian lives were hidden from view, Spring Fire chronicles the story of Leda and Mitch, two sorority sisters at a Midwestern university who stumble into a forbidden love affair. While their romance ends unhappily - in order to satisfy U.S. postal inspectors who would have seized shipments of a novel that affirmed lesbian love - Spring Fire touched the lives of countless lesbian and gay readers and cleared the way for the hundreds of lesbian pulps that were to come. This edition includes a new introduction by the author describing the story behind the novel's initial publication.



Used availability for M E Kerr's Spring Fire

Paperback Editions

May 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Spring Fire (Lesbian Pulp Fiction)
Author(s): Vin Packer
ISBN: 1-57344-187-2 / 978-1-57344-187-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cleis Press
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June 1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: Spring Fire
Author(s): Vin Packer
ISBN: 0-7221-6617-6 / 978-0-7221-6617-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Audio Editions

February 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Spring Fire
Author(s): Vin Packer
Publisher: Audible Studios
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February 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Spring Fire
Author(s): Vin Packer
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Spring Fire (Mills & Boon Spice)
Author(s): Vin Packer
Publisher: Mills & Boon
Availability: Amazon UK