Posted on October 1, 2019 at 10:14 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A national effort to keep the trial copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover in the United Kingdom has succeeded.

When an American buyer won an auction for this particular copy of D.H. Lawrence’s novel last fall, literary advocates successfully lobbied to have the book kept in the country until money could be raised to match the price.

A crowdfunding campaign was among the pieces of this puzzle, along with such organizations as Penguin Books, the TS Eliot Foundation, Friends of the National Libraries, and the Penguin Collectors Society, according to the BBC.

The book — marked up by the judge who presided over the 1960 obscenity trial — will make its permanent home at the University of Bristol, along with other key memorabilia from the trial.

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