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LAWRENCE, D.H. (1885-1930). Autograph letter signed ("D.H.L.") to Juliette [Huxley], "Villa Miranda," Florence, 27 March 1928. 2 pages (verso and recto of one sheet), 4to, tiny stain to lower right corner, otherwise fine.

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LAWRENCE, D.H. (1885-1930). Autograph letter signed ("D.H.L.") to Juliette [Huxley], "Villa Miranda," Florence, 27 March 1928. 2 pages (verso and recto of one sheet), 4to, tiny stain to lower right corner, otherwise fine.

LAWRENCE ON LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER

A long, revealing letter largely dealing with Lawrence's frustrations in trying to publish Lady Chatterley's Lover; he bemoans the obstacles to publication but announces that the book "is being printed by a little printer, in Florence, in an old little shop where nobody understands a word of English, not even those basic foundation words like fuck & cunt & shit. Ah, teach them to your mother, it's never to late to learn." He is sending a few order forms "& if Julian [her husband] has a bold friend who'll risk it, tell him to hand one out. Secker [his London publisher] has said he can't see a possibility of making the book fit for public presentation, even expurgated. But then he is himself an expurgated edition of a man: like so many others. It's much the greatest danger for men." He closes with details of his plans for travel in Switzerland, England, and possibly America: "I feel like moving over the face of the earth--don't belong here any more." It was not until 1959 that Lady Chatterley was finally published in full unexpurgated form in America; 1961 in England.

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