Mr Barrett, here we have charges against the seller of an obscene book.
In fact, many jurists contend that literary quality in a written work makes an obscene book all the more destructive.
An obscene book, on the other hand, is an aphrodisiac and nothing else.
Was the book obscene as charged?
He points out that it is "an obscene book" (though not pornographic) and "very dirty."
His first known run-in with the law concerning the sale of an obscene book occurred in May 1830.
They described it as 'one of Stockdale's obscene books.'
In 1913, he was arrested, for sending an "obscene" book through the mail.
Miss Welty's mother, who had heard that Miller was a writer of obscene books, banned him from their house.
But, because 'obscene' books do not appear very frequently, there is a tendency to lump them together, as a rule quite unjustifiably.