Sign In | Register
Lady Chatterley's Lover by Lawrence D.H.: - Paperback - from Bookfare and Biblio.com

Lady Chatterley's Lover

by Lawrence D.H.:

Condition: See description


Grosset & Dunlap, New York, no date Probably a piracy: not in Roberts (A42); The only editions put out by the publisher listed on the title-page were in 1934 and 1940 and both were expurgated, this edition says on the half-title: "This book is complete and unabridged! From first page to last it is exactly as the author wrote it and as originally published"; 'Kewsar Press' printed at foot of last leaf; Paperback: orange wrappers lettered in black; Wrappers a little faded and dirtied, hinges strengthened with tape, vg+. Book.

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 1920's, 1930's, and 1940's. Because the first edition was so quickly banned from public consumption, there are many abridged and censored versions available, though few as valuable as the original. 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.


  • Bookseller: Bookfare GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 99
  • Title: Lady Chatterley's Lover
  • Author: Lawrence D.H.:
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, New York, no date
  • Keywords: Pirated Editions Unexpurgated Editions Banned Books Censored Books


Reviews

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)




Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
wrappers
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback.  Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...[more]
New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects,...[more]

£ 20.00
($26.59)

£8.95 shipping to USA

More shipping options >




Bob Dylan - Nobel Prize Winner

Bob Dylan - 2016 Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

From the first screech of his electric guitar upsetting musicians at a folk festival to his writing and paintings, Bob Dylan has risen to become a seminal force in American popular culture. In 2016, he was recognized by the Nobel Committee. Learn more about his creations...

Mary Shelley - Mother of Science Fiction

Mary Shelley - Mother of Science Fiction

"I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If I cannot satisfy the one, I will indulge the other." - Learn more about Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein


Trustpilot