"Have you read D.H. Lawrence? Lady Chatterley's Lover?"

Stingo has been denied the opportunity to read Lady Chatterley's Lover as it was banned in America, as well as in many other countries, after its publication in Italy in 1928. Its explicit sexual content was considered scandalous, and it was not published in America until 1959. It was published in England in 1960, where it was the subject of an unsuccessful obscenity trial.