Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence

Lady Chatterley's Lover

byD.H. Lawrence

Kobo ebook | January 30, 2007

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Introduction by Kathryn Harrison
 
Inspired by the long-standing affair between D. H. Lawrence’s German wife and an Italian peasant, Lady Chatterley’s Lover follows the intense passions of Constance Chatterley. Trapped in an unhappy marriage to an aristocratic mine owner whose war wounds have left him paralyzed and impotent, Constance enters into a liaison with the gamekeeper Mellors. Frank Kermode called the book D. H. Lawrence’s “great achievement,” Anaïs Nin described it as “his best novel,” and Archibald MacLeish hailed it as “one of the most important works of fiction of the century.” Along with an incisive Introduction by Kathryn Harrison, this Modern Library edition includes the transcript of the judge’s decision in the famous 1959 obscenity trial that allowed Lady Chatterley’s Lover to be published in the United States.

Title:Lady Chatterley's LoverFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 30, 2007Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553903381

ISBN - 13:9780553903386

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great A classic great read. this novel remains timeless
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Raw Passionate Love A unique love story that has a gritty reality to the psychology of love.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Classic, but... I read this book recently because it's a classic and I am interested in reading a lot of classics. To be honest, I found this book a bit meh. Besides the fact that it would have been scandalous for the time, I'm unsure about the hype. Words and whole sentences are often repeated. Some characters talk on and on, for pages, about the same things over and over again (mostly differences between upper and lower classes). **A few spoilers*** Lady Chatterley's romance with the gamekeeper is a bit odd to begin with, and almost verges on a bit of Stockholm Syndrome for her - she doesn't seem to want him intimately, but reluctantly gives in, and then develops feelings for him later. They don't even call each other by their first names. Yes, her relationship with her husband is clearly unhealthy, but still. DH Lawrence also seemed fond of throwing in some crude language, maybe just for shock value, and again it was repeated - over and over, in the same page. Overall this book wasn't my thing.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lady Chatterleys lover A novel written ahead of its times
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Controversial for its time. I decided to read this book after reading an article in Walrus magazine. It detailed the obscenity trial in Canada's supreme court which overturned by a 5 to 4 ruling that the book was obscene and should be banned from stores and libraries. The story deals with the struggle for sexual freedom by Lady Chatterley. Stuck in a sexless marriage (her husband was injured in WWI and was paralyzed from the waiste down) and struggling against society's victorian views of sex, Lady Chatterley finds love and sex in the kindred spirt Oliver Mellors, her husband's gamekeeper. While by today's standards, the sex is tame and the language is.. well it hasn't changed much in regards to describing the sex act, this story is more. it is the story of the liberation of sex from something that should be simply done to something that should be enjoyed. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, the writing, being British is somewhat stuffy, but the characters and dialogue more than make up for it. Buy it, you'll read it more than once.
Date published: 2010-02-23