Purely in the interests of studied academic research, you understand, the film at the start of Carry on Camping is Nudist Paradise (1958)
Once again, your selflessness does you great credit, Lord P, and is truly a shining example to us all.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.
Ya know I've said this before...if John Norman (or Lange) had stuck to the action/adventure side of the Gorean Chronicles he would have been the #1 author today of Sword and Planet novels.
The world of Gor is supebly realised and described.
It's generally considered that Nomads and Assassins were the two best Gor novels.
Although I like Marauders; the scenes where the Kurri featured were riveting. And Tribesman; the desert scenes were so well described I could feel the heat coming off the sand and had the urge to have a glass of water.
But the slave girl stuff...one has to ask why? It's not like there's even any decent sex scenes in any of the books.
Norman can certainly manage a good story without the slave girl rubbish...take the slave girl pages out of his early novels and they're worth reading for the action alone.
It all started to go badly back at book six...Raiders of Gor. That's where the slave girl abuse started to grow and Tarl Cabot had a bit of an ego shock. It's almost like something happened to John Norman himself back then. Did his wife leave him or something? Did a woman beat him up?
Sword and Planet SF fans all over the world have lamented the direction the Gor novels took for many years now. It's quite sad...had John Norman stuck with the original action side of his Gor stories he'd probably be one of SFF's most well loved and popular writers today.