Lady Chatterley’s Lover

the life of an outsiderD. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover is one of the most scandalous, infamous books in modern literature.  Originally published in the 1930s it was banned but was re-published by Penguin in 1959 after British obscenity laws were changed.  In 1960 the publishers were prosecuted for doing so and the resulting trial was a landmark case in terms of censorship.

This week One’s Sunday Theatre offering “The Chatterley Affair” is a fictionalised account of this famous trial and stars the delightful David Tennant (Dr Who).  If your interest is piqued by this television drama, you might also consider having a look at –

One thought on “Lady Chatterley’s Lover

  1. Marion H 18 November 2007 / 9:58 am

    After reading “Lady Chatterley’s lover” I always wondered why it was found to be so offensive as the sex scenes were written in such flowery language you were hard pressed (excuse the pun) to recognise it as such. The scandal was more situational than because of the explicitness of the scenes – much to my adolescent disappointment.

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