The Victory of Stuffed Dolls

From Plastic Tub

Verna Cable's first published work (1949). Long out of print and highly sought after by AA historians and Pin-up collectors alike. Esteemed prison literature, as presented to scholars during that period as a rompe de reluctance, revealed a finely-tuned appreciation of Verna's work, referring to "fantastic elegance" and further explained:

". . . the Victory of Stuffed Dolls was a thinly-veiled autobiographical story of a beautiful young women who shakes up the establishment of her ritzy Ivy League college, finding love and passion along the way, leaving a trail of stuttering profs, jilted quarterbacks and two (maybe three) suicides."

The stuffed dolls of the title refer to one of Verna's endless sexual analogies or euphemisms. Sexually liberated long to early, Cable's brand of clinical erotica proves to be oddly touching to technical writers and people in the funeral industry.

Many of the ideals obssessed over by the main Characters of The Victory of Stuffed Dolls foreshadow the major themes of Wilhemina Forkes and Cable's opus We will wear pants or nothing at all.