of the novel's preceding reputation to back up its success
English translation: the reputation of the same novel published earlier would support the new publication's success
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12:06 Apr 7, 2008
English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase:of the novel's preceding reputation to back up its success
With the death of Lawrence, publishers felt at liberty to expurgate it at will. Without a copyright, a publisher who could come up with a clean version had the promise of the novel's preceding reputation to back up its success.