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Lady Chatterley's Lover


In 1960 Penguin Books were prosecuted when they tried to publish Lady Chatterley's "Lover" unexpurgated for the first time. What followed was the most talked-about obscenity trial of the twentieth century, which resulted in a 'not guilty' verdict. Penguin's successful defence of the book's literary merit was a victory of free speech, and made Lawrence's story of the affair between a married woman and her gamekeeper an instant bestseller. This special edition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first UK publication of D.H. Lawrence's unexpurgated novel in 1960 and the most talked-about obscenity trial of the twentieth century. It includes afterwords by Geoffrey Robertson QC, about the legal case that changed Britain, and Steve Hare, revealing the story behind Penguin's decision to publish, as well as a detailed timeline and never-before-published letters and documents relating to the trial. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
Mary Anne M

Beautiful book

by Mary Anne M on Jan 24, 2013

Like-new hardcover edition with D.H. Lawrence's erotic sketches inside. Very pleased.

Frank H


by Frank H on Jan 12, 2012

This was really a great book. Why would they ever censor it. They say it wasn't his best work and I look forward to reading more of them.

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