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Lady Chatterley's Lover

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

by D. H. Lawrence

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Historic Limited First Edition #39 out of 500. Not signed by Lawrence.
Mrs J Paul Getty bought when she was in England during WW II -Scarce. Her bookplate on inside rear. Based on the 1928, third and most complete manuscript. Lady Chatterly was banned in England and the US for many years. Hardcover. fair/No Jacket/ needs rebinding. I have no idea who published.

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was from the collection of Mrs J Paul Getty ...

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
Flying Turtle Productions US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
TLGG 1001
Title
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Author
D. H. Lawrence
Book Condition
Used - worn
Quantity Available
1
Edition
#39 of 500
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Limited Edition
Place of Publication
UK
Date Published
1928
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Limited Edition of 500
Bookseller catalogs
Rare;

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I am starting a film company and have bought books over the years and now are selling some and will be closing shop... I have some of my mother's book collection. She passed away at 103 and had an amazing life herself, was a war corespondent in WW II in Italy so was exposed to much.

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