A Descriptive Bibliography of Lady Chatterley's Lover: With Essays toward a Publishing History of the Novel

Synopsis

This bibliography clarifies the circumstances regarding the publication, marketing, and distribution of Lady Chatterley's Lover. Introductory essays of the editions are designed both to elucidate the novel's long and interesting publication history and indicate the social settings which conditioned its production and reception. Special attention is given to parodies of the novel, exemplifying the borderline between "serious" literature and popular pornography. A valuable practical tool for libraries and booksellers, it will also appeal to those interested in pirated literature, literary censorship, and erotic literature.