A report on Obscenity and Henry Miller

Cover of an undated American edition of Fanny Hill, c. 1910
Miller in 1940
The 18th century book Fanny Hill has been subject to obscenity trials at various times (image: plate XI: The bathing party; La baignade)
A 1957 watercolor by Miller.
Miller (1959)
Henry Miller's portrait of the actress Gia Scala shows different aspects of her.
Miller (1959)

Many historically important works have been described as obscene or prosecuted under obscenity laws, including the works of Charles Baudelaire, Lenny Bruce, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, and the Marquis de Sade.

- Obscenity

The U.S. Supreme Court, in Grove Press, Inc., v. Gerstein, citing Jacobellis v. Ohio (which was decided the same day in 1964), overruled the state court findings of obscenity and declared the book a work of literature; it was one of the notable events in what has come to be known as the sexual revolution.

- Henry Miller
Cover of an undated American edition of Fanny Hill, c. 1910

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