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1960 – Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the trial R v Penguin Books Ltd

2 November

R v. Penguin Books Ltd was the public prosecution at the Old Bailey of Penguin Books under the Obscene Publications Act 1959 for the publication of D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Continue reading “1960 – Penguin Books is found not guilty of obscenity in the trial R v Penguin Books Ltd”

1937 – J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is published

21 September – On this day

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a fantasy novel and children’s book by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on this day in 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in children’s literature. Continue reading “1937 – J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is published”

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