[Milton-L] Censorship

J. W. Creaser john.creaser at mansfield.ox.ac.uk
Fri Nov 16 12:24:48 EST 2007


If a UK example would be of interest, it would be worth looking into the epoch-making 1961 trial of Penguin Books for publishing an unexpurgated edition of 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'.  The court transcript is available, and is a bizarre confrontation of illiberal and liberal sensibilities.  Notoriously, the prosecuting counsel asked one witness if he would approve of his wife or servants reading the book.

A famous verse by Larkin springs to mind...

John Creaser
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