Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D.H. Lawrence, was first published in 1928. He wrote three versions of the novel. The book was widely criticized and censored in the U.S. and England for its sexually explicit nature. The unexpurgated edition was not published in the US. until 1960--that epic battle and the eventual victory of Penguin Books over the book banners changed the world.
Liam Hoare wrote: "'R v Penguin Books (1961) denotes a significant triumph for writers, publishers and of course society at-large, in the long-running war states seek to wage against the literary community, as part of some unnamed higher moral or philosophical crusade.").
In an article about sex, the history of love, and explicit controversy--related to Lady Chatterley's Lover for The Guardian--Doris Lessing sees the novel as "the most powerful anti-war novels ever written." She further writes: "One has to accept the fact that most women still yearn for the real, the perfect, the whole lover, their lost twin halves (Plato - but Lawrence had no time for him), for Mr Right, and recent events have confirmed it." She sees the novel as a "manifesto," somehow driven "to tell the world that he could save it."