Candy by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg
First published by the Olympia Press in 1958 and the subject of innumerable lawsuits, piracies and bad film adaptations since, Canda is a modern take on Candide. Candy Christian, a beautiful girl who just happened to be born on Valentine's Day, writes a paper on Contemporary Human Love for her instructor, Professor Mephesto, saying that "to give of oneself--fully--is not merely a duty prescribed by an outmoded superstition, it is a beautiful and thrilling privilege."
Penguin Books, 1985.
ISBN: 9780140070279. 181 pp.
Dampstain in bottom margin.