the once-shocking love story
by DH Lawrence
"1960: Lady Chatterley's Lover sold
Bookshops all over England have
sold out of Penguin's first run of the controversial novel Lady
Chatterley's Lover - a total of 200,000 copies - on the first day
DH Lawrence's sexually
explicit novel was published in Italy in 1928 and in Paris the
following year. It has been banned in the UK - until now."
the bbc account
Chatterley's Lover and Censorship
in British Publishing
"The trial of
Penguin Books for the publication of Lady Chatterley's Lover is well known
and well documented. For many it is the obscenity trial. It caught the
imagination of contemporary society in a way unprecedented for a literary
trial and it still intrigues us today. The trial of Lady Chatterley's
Lover was not, however, the first trial of literature for obscenity, nor
was it the last. Why then should it have become so important, occupying as
it does such a pivotal place in cultural history?"
Chatterley's Lover is a sexually
H. Lawrence written in 1928.
The publication of the book caused a scandal due to its explicit sex
scenes, including previously banned four-letter
words, and perhaps particularly because the male lover was working-class."
site is a peach when it comes to describing the legal battle and banning
that Lawrence's book went through. The history of Lady
Chatterley's Lover is interesting and worth
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