Description

    RUDY NAPPI (American, b. 1923)
    Girl Hungry, paperback cover, 1952
    Oil on board
    23.25 x 16.75 in.
    Signed lower right
    This illustration appeared on the cover of William E. Gordon's novel, Girl Hungry, Carnival Books #908, 1952. This story was reprinted as Carnival Books #921 in 1953.

    "Find Aileen and save a boy's soul, perhaps his life. Herb loved her. She was the only one of the many girls he knew who really stirred his deepest emotions. Because he loved her, because he knew he was unworthy, he ran away from her, and lived to regret it every hour, every waking minute. Being without her was torment. Being with other girls was a mockery. Only finding Aileen again could save him, but when he did, he found that it was too late!"

    From the Estate of Charles Martignette.


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