First Edition. F. E. Warren dustjacket art. Very scarce lesbian themed play known in French as La Prisonniere, translated by Arthur Hornblow Jr. The original production of The Captive was the talk and scandal of New York when it opened on September 29, 1926 because its central theme was lesbian love and the struggle of one woman to live within the constraints of a society that could only condemn. The play’s forbidden love story was so controversial for the time that the entire cast was arrested for indecency. This copy with two original theatre brochures. Near Fine but for modern bookplate at front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, some shallow edge chips and wear, scotch tape mend at lower front panel, some scotch tape pieces at verso.