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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley's Lover

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

by D.H. Lawrence

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  • Paperback
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The Second authorized edition: the Author's Unabridged Popular Edition. Octavo, pp.365. Bound in original brown paper wrappers printed in black, with Phoenix design to front cover, white label to spine, price "60Frs" to upper right and "LeCram Press-Paris" printed on back cover. One of 3000 copies printed; the novel was initially published in an edition of 1,000 copies by the Orioli Press, Florence (1928), and was almost immediately pirated by at least four different publishers. Lawrence had always intended to release a cheap version, and hoped that this official cheaper edition would discourage piracies. some slight wrinkling near the spine bottom with the full title label intact. A pleasing copy of this very fragile book, seldom seen in such condition. Housed in a blue clamshell box with a black leather spine label.

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
Reginald C. Williams Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
059
Title
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Author
D.H. Lawrence
Format/Binding
Wrappers
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
2nd authorized
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Florence: Privately printed [Edward Titus]
Place of Publication
Florence
Date Published
1929
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
English Literature, Poetry
Size
8vo

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Spine
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Octavo
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Wrappers
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Spine Label
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Clamshell Box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with...

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