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Lady Chatterley’s Lover

by D.H. Lawrence

This book is probably single handedly responsible for easing many of the censor laws in the U.S., England, and Australia. When the book was first published, it was banned for language as well as sexual content though by today’s standards the book is on the same level as some of the more racy Harlequin romance novels. The Penguin Publishing company was put on trial for violating the obscenity laws. The British Courts ruled in favor of the publishing company.

One of the biggest reasons that the book was deemed inappropriate was because it depicts an affair between and aristocratic woman and a common laboror. Historically it was acceptable for aristocratic men to have affairs with lower class women or even aristocratic women to have affairs with other aristocratic men. What was depicted in the book was outside the common bounds.

Lady Constance Chatterley is the wife of Clifford Chatterly, a man who was paralyzed from the waist down due to the War.


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