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The End of Obscenity: The Trials of Lady Chatterley, Tropic of Cancer and Fanny Hill (1968) is a book by American lawyer Charles Rembar.

Rembar was best known as a First Amendment rights lawyer. In 1959, Grove Press published an unexpurgated version of Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence. The U.S. Post Office confiscated copies sent through the mail. Rembar, working for Grove Press, sued the New York city postmaster and won in New York and then on federal appeal. Subsequently, he defended Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer and John Cleland's Fanny Hill—the latter argued before the U.S. Supreme Court—which played a major role in changing the nation's approach to obscenity.

The book won a George Polk Award in journalism.

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