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Lady Chatterley's Lover

By D H Lawrence

1933 - Hamburg Paris Bologna - The Odyssey Press

7" by 4.5"; 359pp, [1]

 
 

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The third impression of D H Lawrence's famous novel.

Not entitled to be published in the United Kingdom until 1960, Lawrence's novel was subject to a very public trial of obscenity.

The novel was first published privately in 1928 in Italy, followed by 1929 in France and Australia. This is the third impression of the final and standard edition of the text, unexpurgated and revised from the original privately printed edition.

The tale of Lady Chatterley's lover concerns a young married woman whose emotional neglect by her husband leads her to an affair with the gamekeeper. It has been said that the story originated from events in Lawrence's own unhappy domestic life.

D.H Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist and literary critic. His opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship and misrepresentation of his creative work, particularly toward the second half of his life. This edition of Lady Chatterley's lover was published posthumously and the text was not openly available in the United Kingdom until over thirty years following his death.

CONDITION

In original paper wraps. Externally, excellent with some fading and age toning to wrap edges and spine. Prior owner's ink inscription to recto of front endpaper C A Scrimgeour. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean throughout. Overall: NEAR FINE.


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