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Lady Chatterley's Lover Paperback - 2005

by D. H. Lawrence; Introduction by David Ellis; Keith Carabine (Editor)


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D.H. Lawrence's 1928 novel Lady Chatterley's Lover holds the distinguished title of being one the most banned books in history. Infamous for its explicit descriptions of sex and other vulgarities, it was only published openly in the United Kingdom in 1960. The book focused on the illicit affair between an upper-class woman and her lower-class gamekeeper, and it was received with outrage and intrigue, resulting in numerous abridged versions being published throughout the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.

Because the first edition was so quickly banned from public consumption, there are many abridged and censored versions available, though few are as valuable as the original.

The first printings were bound with brown boards with an insignia of a phoenix gracing its front cover. The phoenix has remained a potent symbol for the book, in large part because of the book's victory in the infamous British Obscenity Trial in 1960.

D.H. Lawrence was a well-known English author who wrote many novels, short stories, and books of poetry. Not just an author, Lawrence was also a well-respected literary critic who wrote several essays regarding other famous writers, including Edgar Allen Poe, Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman.

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OURS IS ESSENTIALLY a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.

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  • Title Lady Chatterley's Lover
  • Author D. H. Lawrence; Introduction by David Ellis; Keith Carabine (Editor)
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition New edition
  • Pages 304
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Wordsworth Editions, Ware, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Date August 5, 2005
  • ISBN 9781840224887 / 1840224886
  • Weight 0.45 lbs (0.20 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.7 x 4.9 x 0.5 in (19.56 x 12.45 x 1.27 cm)
  • Reading level 750
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC
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Wordsworth Editions Ltd. New. With its four-letter words and its explicit descriptions of sexual intercourse, Lady Chatterley's Lover is the novel with which D.H. Lawrence is most often associated. First published privately in Florence in 1928, it only became a world-wide best-seller after Penguin Books had successfully resisted an attempt by the British Director of Public Prosecutions to prevent them offering an unexpurgated edition to the general public. The famous 'trial of Lady Chatterley' heralded the sexual revolution of the coming decades and signalled the defeat of Establishment prudery. Yet Lawrence himself was hardly a liberationist and the conservativism of many aspects of his novel would later lay it open to attacks from the political avant-garde and from feminists. The story of how the wife of Sir Clifford Chatterley responds when her husband returns from the war paralysed from the waist down, and of the tender love which then develops between her and her husband's… Read More
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