In January 1960 the Board of Penguin Books resolved to publish the unexpurgated version of Lady Chatterley's Lover for the
first time in Britain. I don't think anyone at the time ever thought this decision would have quite the ramifications both for
Penguin and for Britain that it ended up having by the end of the year.
Our new 50th anniversary edition of Lady Chatterley's Lover contains the complete, unexpurgated text first published
by Penguin in November 1960 along with new afterwords by Geoffrey Robertson QC and by Steve Hare, as well as a
timeline of the events leading up to and following the trial and publication.
» Hear more from Adam Freudenheim, Penguin Classics Publisher.
THE TIMELINE OF THE TRIAL
OF LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
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Revisiting this classic cover opens all kinds of opportunities. Our new design plays with what images are 'acceptable' and what could potentially offend and it's curious where we've got to 50 years later. It's sweet, yet mischievous. Just like Lady C.
Jim Stoddart - Penguin Art Director
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