Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Cult of the Purple Rose: A Phase of Harvard Life by Shirley Everton Johnson ebook MOBI

This book was printed in 1902 and is available from Google for free here.  But while Google's pdf scan of the original is priceless, their MOBI version is a disaster.  They didn't edit the OCR, it's full of errors.

I cleaned up the MOBI file and you can get the good version here.

This is one of the first American books ever printed about Homosexuality.  A group of gay Harvard students starts a gay themed club with purple as the signifier. This book hasn't been re-printed.  So it's cool that Google provided the scan.

From Google "the story of a gay alliance at 1890s Harvard".

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