Lady Chatterley's Lover
The last and most famous of D. H. Lawrence's novels, Lady Chatterley's Lover was published in 1928 and banned in England and the United States as pornographic. While sexually tame by today's standards, the book is memorable for better reasons-Lawrence's masterful and lyrical prose, and a vibrant... show more
The last and most famous of D. H. Lawrence's novels, Lady Chatterley's Lover was published in 1928 and banned in England and the United States as pornographic. While sexually tame by today's standards, the book is memorable for better reasons-Lawrence's masterful and lyrical prose, and a vibrant story that takes us bodily into the world of its characters.As the novel opens, Constance Chatterley finds herself trapped in an unfulfilling marriage to a rich aristocrat whose war wounds have left him paralyzed and impotent. After a brief but unsatisfying affair with a playwright, Lady Chatterley enjoys an extremely passionate relationship with the gamekeeper on the family estate, Oliver Mellors. As Lady Chatterley falls in love and conceives a child with Mellors, she moves from the heartless, bloodless world of the intelligentsia and aristocracy into a vital and profound connection rooted in sexual fulfillment.Through this novel, Lawrence attempted to revive in the human consciousness an awareness of savage sensuality, a sensuality with the power to free men and women from the enslaving sterility of modern technology and intellectualism. Perhaps even more relevant today than when it first appeared, Lady Chatterley's Lover is a triumph of passion and an erotic celebration of life.
Publish date: June 1st 2010
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Ltd
Pages no: 303
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Banned Books
This is a terrible, racist book. That's where the only remaining shock factor lies. Recommended reading to no one.
I decided to read this book because it was a famous banned book. It was seen by many as being obscene. This was an interesting book. Some of the sex parts were unintentionally funny (ex. Mellors comparing his wife's vagina to a beak and all the John Thomas/Lady Jane talk). On the other hand it did...
Book Club Read for November for Sit in Book Club.I finished this book only because it was a bookclub read and in order to discuss a book at meetings I really feel I need the full story. I thought this book was crap and I will explain why I thought so.The Novel was banned and I do think that if it h...
Sama w sumie nie wiem czego oczekiwałam od tej książki. Nie czuję rozczarowania czy jakiejś specjalnej radości, że przeczytałam. Czy można napisać pięknie o miłości i romansie, pobudzając wyobraźnie nie używając zbędnych słów by opisać miłosne i seksualne uniesienia? Owszem można i ta książka jest t...
Really, a very tender and beautiful love story. I'm not a subscriber to its philosophy, but I think that it is very true to itself and quite interesting. There is nothing overtly lurid in its sexuality; compared to today's use of sex in stories, it is extremely tasteful - even soulful. My one issue ...