Lady Chatterley's Lover

Author: D. H. Lawrence

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904919681

Category: Adultery

Page: 432

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.0000000000Connie's unhappy marriage to Clifford Chatterley is one scarred by mutual frustration and alienation. Crippled from wartime action, Clifford is confined to a wheelchair, while Connie's solitary, sterile existence is contained within the narrow parameters of the Chatterley ancestral home, Wragby. She seizes her chance at happiness and freedom when she embarks on a passionate affair with the estate's gamekeeper, Mellors, discovering a world of sexual opportunity and pleasure she'd thought lost to her. The explosive passion of Connie and Mellors' relationship - and the searing candour with which it is described - marked a watershed in twentieth century fiction, garnering Lady Chatterley's Lover a wide and enduring readership and lasting notoriety. The text is taken from the privately published Author's Unabridged Popular Edition of 1930, the last to be supervised in the author's lifetime. It also includes Lawrence's My Skirmish with Jolly Roger, his witty essay describing the pirating of this most notorious novel which was specially written as an Introduction to this edition.With an Afterword by Anna South.

The trial of Lady Chatterley

Regina v. Penguin Books Limited : the transcript of the trial

Author: Penguin (Firm),Great Britain. Central Criminal Court

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 249

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A D.H. Lawrence Handbook

Author: Keith M. Sagar

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719007804

Category: Novelists, English

Page: 454

View: 3235


Includes information on author and playwright D.H. Lawrence such as a chronology of his life, a chronology of his writings, a checklist of his reading, calendar and maps of his travel, bibliography, filmography, and discography.

D.H. Lawrence

A Reference Companion

Author: Paul Poplawski,John Worthen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313286377

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 714

View: 2739


Provides a biography, detailed overview of Lawrence's works, and full bibliographical information for hundreds of critical works.

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Author: David Herbert Lawrence

Publisher: Penguin Books Limited

ISBN: 9780141192178

Category: Adultery

Page: 337

View: 4783


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. Lawrence¹s 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 Penguin¹s decision to publish, as well as a detailed timeline and never-before-published letters and documents relating to the trial.

The End of Obscenity

The Trials of Lady Chatterley, Tropic of Cancer & Fanny Hill by the Lawyer Who Defended Them

Author: Charles Rembar

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504015673

Category: Law

Page: 541

View: 2755


Winner of the George Polk Award: Charles Rembar’s illuminating account of overturning America’s obscenity laws and protecting literature from censorship Up until the 1960s, depending on your state of residence, your copy of Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer might be seized by the US Postal Service before reaching your mailbox. Selling copies of Cleland’s Fanny Hill in your bookstore was considered illegal. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence was, according to the American legal system, pornography with no redeeming social value. Today, these novels are celebrated for their literary and historic worth. The End of Obscenity is Charles Rembar’s account of successfully arguing the merits of such great works of literature in front of the Supreme Court. As the lead attorney on the case, he—with the support of a few brave publishers—changed the way Americans read and honor books, especially the controversial ones. Filled with insight from lawyers, justices, and the authors themselves, The End of Obscenity is a lively tour de force. Racy testimony and hilarious asides make Rembar’s memoir not only a page-turner but also an enlightening look at the American legal system.