Lady Chatterley's Lover

Read the once-shocking love story
by DH Lawrence

Chapter   1
Chapter   2
Chapter   3
Chapter   4
Chapter   5
Chapter   6
Chapter   7
Chapter   8
Chapter   9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19


"1960: Lady Chatterley's Lover sold out
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 of publication.

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."

Read the bbc account


Lady 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?"



"Lady Chatterley's Lover is a sexually explicit novel by D. 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."

This 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 investigation.  





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