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The Diary of a Lost Girl

The Diary of a Lost Girl

By Margarete Böhme
with an introduction by Thomas Gladysz

Margarete Böhme's Tagebuch einer Verlorenen was first published in Germany in 1905. It was among the best-selling books of its time and was translated into 14 languages. Was it the real-life diary of a young woman forced by circumstance into a life of prostitution? Or a sensational and clever fake, one of the first novels of its kind?

Issued in English as The Diary of a Lost One, Böhme's succès de scandal is a work of literary sophistication and unusual historical significance. It inspired a sequel, a play, a parody, a score of imitators, and two silent films. The best remembered of these is the 1929 G.W. Pabst film, Diary of a Lost Girl. This special "Louise Brooks edition" of Böhme's controversial work contains an introduction by Thomas Gladysz, Director of the Louise Brooks Society, as well as illustrations and other rare material relating to the original book and film.

336 pages
PandorasBox Press
ISBN 9780557508488

$24.95 $24.95