Portnoy’s Complaint

Portnoy's Complaint - front cover of banned book
NAA: C3059, Portnoy’s Complaint

Philip Roth, Portnoy’s Complaint, Lowe and Brydone Limited, London, 1969
Banned: 19 June 1969 to 16 June 1971

View a Customs file relating to this book:

Correspondence and newspaper articles relating to ‘Portnoy’s Complaint’, 1968-72

2 thoughts on “Portnoy’s Complaint

    • Hi Jane, glad to hear that there are still copies floating around! I’m not sure about the monetary value of any of the books previously on the banned list, although they certainly have historical value to show what the government thought would ‘corrupt’ the public. Perhaps you can only relish reading what the government thought you shouldn’t, even if you can’t make any money off it!

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