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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lawrence, D. H.

(Book - 2001)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Lady Chatterley's Lover
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Constance Chatterley, married to an aristocrat and mine owner whose war wounds have left him paralyzed and impotent, has an affair with Mellors, a gamekeeper, becomes pregnant, and considers abandoning her husband. One of the seminal class novels of the twentieth century, Lady Chatterley's Lover was considered flagrantly pornographic when it was first published in 1928.

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Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2001
ISBN: 9780375758003
0375758003
Branch Call Number: FICTION LAWRENCE 2001
Characteristics: xvi, 362 p. ; 21 cm

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Join the discussion on March 17, 2015. A young married woman, whose husband has been paralyzed and is impotent, embarks on an affair with their gamekeeper and realizes she cannot live in the mind alone, she must also be alive physically.

Constance Chatterley, married to an aristocrat and mine owner whose war wounds have left him paralyzed and impotent, has an affair with Mellors, a gamekeeper, becomes pregnant, and considers abandoning her husband.


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Jun 09, 2014
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

For me it got off to a rather slow and tell not show start, and the characters are not too real in one sense (everyday life), but are primordially real in another, which is a perfectly acceptable thing to do in a novel that is not meant to be entertainment. DHL creates a powerful visionary, and dysvisionary, story based on an equally powerful poetics, and it is more than enough to make the novel a durable masterpiece.

Mar 20, 2014
  • stewstealth rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Scandalous in it's day until the 1950's, this book is relatively tame by modern standards. The author's narrative is fine however the characters are one dimensional and the conclusions debatable. Not likely this book would be considered a classic except for the notoriety. Worth reading if you're interested but there are more worthy classics to try first.

Feb 22, 2012
  • Janice21383 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Required reading for wives and servants. LCL caused a scandal when it first came out, and a bigger scandal when it was re-issued in the 1950s, and many fine people defended it against pornography charges. Of course, it is pornography, in the sense that it is "completely concerned with sex." Yes, there are characters, but they are two-dimensional. (In case you didn't get the message that Chatterley is a baddie, and worse, "not a real man", he is the lord of the manor AND a ruthless mine owner, AND a successful author, but oh! such a cold and cynical one. How unlike a working-class hero with the initials DHL.) Still, Lawrence is an artist and no fool, and he writes about sexuality in a way that was never before attempted. Some of his conclusions are iffy (be satisfied with vaginal intercourse, ladies, or you're not a real woman -- or a lesbian.)

Jul 11, 2011
  • Claidheamohmor rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good, if you can handle the awkwardness of the subject matter inside.

Mar 07, 2011
  • dragonsnakes rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of the famous literature classics which was considered to have too much "sex" due to the nature of the story.

Mar 03, 2011
  • teacupfaerie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A liaison with a gardener no less!

Dec 22, 2010
  • Cryssers rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

While not scandalous by current standards it is certainly a fabulous use of prose.

Dec 13, 2010
  • Carrie_Jeffery rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This story was timeless in the paralells with our current crisis of heart vs. business...

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Jul 11, 2011
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Jul 11, 2011
  • Claidheamohmor rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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