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LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER

LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER

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LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER

by Lawrence, D. H

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Paris: Odyssey, 1935. First Authorized Edition: Seventh Printing. Limp leather. Good +. 12mo, pebbled leather wrappers with ribbon place marker, "An Open Letter to the Public of D.H. Lawrence from Frieda Lawrence," xxx-pages. Mrs. Lawrence wrote in her "Open Letter" that her husband had written three separate versions of Lady Chatterley's Lover, but that this was the first to be unexpurgated, carefully revised, and low priced in accordance with the author's wishes. The date of Frieda Lawrence's "Open Letter" is January 26, 1933. Also in 1933, Tauchnitz published a pirated European, supposedly "unexpurgated" edition of the infamous underground bestseller. Most of these unexpurgated copies were read to pieces or lost during the war. Somewhat rubbed with abraision to the spine caps, this is the seventh printing of this--then--scandalous novel.

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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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Bookseller
Borg Antiquarian US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
257
Title
LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
Author
Lawrence, D. H
Format/Binding
Limp leather
Book Condition
Used - Good +
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First Authorized Edition: Seventh Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Odyssey
Place of Publication
Paris
Date Published
1935
Keywords
England, sex, working class, upper class, scandal, censorship

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BorgAntiquarian (ABAA & ILAB) is a dealer long engaged in selling exceptional collectibles: rare and fine books, autographs and manuscripts, fine art and artifacts. We are generalists in Americana, English & American literature, plus selected authors & important figures (Dickens & Darwin; presidents & 'signers'; scientists & historical figures; Revolutionary & Civil War militaria).

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Wrappers
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback. Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...
12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback. Also...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
Pebbled
Pebbled cloth or leather describes the covering of a hardcover book with a decorative texture of repeated small raised bumps,...

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