Lady Chatterley's Lover is a novel written by D. H. Lawrence, first published in 1928. The first edition was printed privately in Florence, Italy. The book soon became notorious for its story of the physical and emotional relationship between a working class man and an upper class woman, its explicit descriptions and its use of then-unprintable words. The book was banned in the UK until 1960, after Penguin won the right to publish the book in its entirety in a dramatic and much-publicised trial. On 10 November 1960 bookshops all over England sold out of Penguin’s first run of the book, selling a total of 200,000 copies on the first day of publication.