Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Girls' Dormitory” as Want to Read:
Girls' Dormitory
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Girls' Dormitory

2.78  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  9 reviews
They came to college sweet, pretty and unsuspecting. But the house mother was strangely corrupt, and so was the caretaker.
Sure, Peggy was a sweet kid, and pretty, toowhich was why she would have made out just fine at a co-ed college. But Peggy had strange fears, disturbing inclinations; she preferred to go to an all-girls school, where she could live in an all-girls
...more
Published 1958 by Beacon
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Girls' Dormitory, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Girls' Dormitory

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-43
Average rating 2.78  · 
Rating details
 ·  27 ratings  ·  9 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Girls' Dormitory
Karla
Could have been trashier. Ending was rushed.
Edwin
Aug 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: lesbian-pulp
More thoughtful than sleazy, Girls Dormitory tells the story of rich college girl Peggy, her money hungry roommate and lover Helen, who is also a prostitute, and horny Jerry the pimp and dormitory handy man who makes time with several of the rooming guests possibly impregnating one of them. The writer really stirred the pot with multiple plot lines and the female character's shifting sexuality, however the pacing is strong and the story kept my interest. Sex is only implied and never described, ...more
Steven
In terms of plot complications and complexity of character interactions and the handling of multiple viewpoint narration, this is one of the better Orrie Hitt books that I've read. Also a lot more edge to the dialog and some good character scheming. Overall this deserves less stars, but considering the era, the readership it was targeting, the form to function fit, as I've said in other reviews of Hitt's books - and also ranking it amongst the Hitt oeuvre - this gets a four (but only on my Orrie ...more
Mermarie
It was an OK read. I found the same intentions applied to everyone pretty far-fetched but it is what it is. My gripe also came in the shape of Helen never finding her 'reformed whore' stage, like everyone else did. Did I want her to clean up her act and get off the streets? Why shoor, but only if she was ahead of the game & in control.

Meanwhile, I totally could have seen Harry & Jerry finding everlasting lust if everyone in the book hadn't had some sort of sexual renewal. XD
Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
Pre-Reading (8/13/15): You had me at pulp fiction with a "lesbian" boarding-school theme. Don't worry it's college not high school. :P




Sarah Thornton
Oct 28, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ick
Andie Nash
I love old pulp novels---this one started out strong but petered out toward the end. Still an engrossing read though.
Alan James
when I was full of piss and vinegar
Warren
rated it liked it
Aug 10, 2019
Michelle
rated it really liked it
Oct 09, 2014
Cyber
rated it it was amazing
Oct 14, 2015
Joel
rated it it was ok
Aug 05, 2012
Alice
rated it it was ok
Jul 12, 2017
Michael
rated it it was ok
May 04, 2017
Dave
rated it liked it
Jul 21, 2017
Nick Grayson
rated it liked it
Feb 23, 2013
Kathryn James
rated it really liked it
Feb 22, 2015
Ann
rated it it was ok
Mar 02, 2020
Dot
rated it it was ok
Jan 16, 2016
Patricia
rated it it was amazing
Feb 23, 2015
Cee Jelly
Mar 25, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: just-no
This is neither about lesbians nor decent storytelling. It's an ego-stroking fantasy for only the one who wrote it. They just had to leave their cancer out for the world to see, didn't they? This thing sickened me. Spoiler, which is good for you, fellows who intend to take a look at this effortless piece of crap: The pimp gets the girl, whose interest in women is just a passerby in her life. Now pimp gets to live off the treasure of main girl's rich dad, all thanks to curing the disease of women ...more
Teresa
rated it did not like it
Oct 21, 2016
Noell Sweet
rated it liked it
Sep 16, 2019
Kholvayr
rated it really liked it
Sep 20, 2015
D M
rated it really liked it
Dec 21, 2018
actionbell
rated it did not like it
Dec 21, 2019
Timmy Lee
rated it it was ok
Apr 16, 2014
Finn
rated it it was ok
Jun 28, 2019
Pepper
marked it as to-read
Nov 01, 2012
Toni
marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2012
iNfj Rah
marked it as to-read
Sep 30, 2013
Jen
added it
Apr 25, 2014
Paul
marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2014
Dr. Detroit
marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2014
Jenny
marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2015
Jackson Julia
marked it as to-read
Jun 22, 2015
Anne Tilney
marked it as to-read
Mar 21, 2016
Lucas Barreto
marked it as to-read
Feb 06, 2017
Timothy
marked it as to-read
Apr 04, 2017
Shtaillygawjn
marked it as to-read
Apr 20, 2017
Ana
marked it as to-read
Jun 10, 2017
Rose
added it
Jun 14, 2017
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Shake
  • Spring Fire
  • Heart on Fire
  • Keeping Up Appearances
  • You Have Died of Dysentery: The creation of The Oregon Trail - the iconic educational game of the 1980s
  • In Medias Res
  • Sing a Rebel Song
  • Hot Check
  • Queer Patterns
  • How to Destroy A Man Now (DAMN): A Handbook
  • Dawn Of Change
  • Fuck, Now There Are Two of You (Go the Fuck to Sleep #3)
  • A Tangle of Traitors (The Phenomenals, #1)
  • Kissing Kate
  • Keeping You a Secret
  • Dawn of the Dance
  • Forty Love
  • Trixie Belden and the Sasquatch Mystery (Trixie Belden, #25)
See similar books…
17 followers
Orrie Edwin Hitt was born in Colchester (now Roscoe), NY, on 10/27/16, died from cancer in a VA hospital in Montrose, NY on 12/7/75. He married Charlotte Tucker in Pt Jervis, NY (a small town upstate where he became a lifelong resident), on Valentines Day, '43. Orrie & Charlotte had 4 kidsJoyce, Margaret, David & Nancy. He was under 55, taking a 27' inseam, which his wife altered because ...more

News & Interviews

As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young ...
47 likes · 11 comments