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Thy Neighbor's Wife

Thy Neighbor's Wife is a non-fiction book by Gay Talese, published in 1981 and updated in 2009.[1][2]

Thy Neighbor's Wife
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AuthorGay Talese
CountryUnited States
Publication date
1981, update 2009
Media typePrint

The book is an exploration of sexuality in America from after World War II through the 1970s, with notable discussion of the free love subculture. It provides a snapshot of liberated pre-AIDS sexual morality.

In preparation for writing the book, Talese resided for several months at clothing-optional resort Sandstone Retreat.[3]


  1. ^ Talese, Gay (January 1, 1980). Thy Neighbor's Wife. Garden City: Doubleday Books. p. 568. ISBN 978-0385006323. OCLC 6041425.
  2. ^ Talese, Gay (April 14, 2009). Thy Neighbor's Wife. Harper Perennial. p. 608. ISBN 978-0061665431. OCLC 232978247.
  3. ^ Frayser, Suzanne G; Whitby, Thomas J (June 15, 1995). Studies in Human Sexuality: A Selected Guide. Libraries Unlimited. pp. 663–664. ISBN 978-1563081316. OCLC 246859790.

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