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The Second Lady Chatterley's Lover

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  151 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Originally published abroad in 1928, and unavailable in Britain until 1960 when it was the subject of an infamous obscenity trial, Lady Chatterley's Lover is now regarded as one of the pivotal novels of the 20th century. Lawrence's determination to explore every aspect—sexual, social, psychological—of Lady Chatterley's adulterous liaison with the gamekeeper Oliver Mellors ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Oneworld Classics (first published 1954)
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Mar 07, 2008 Liliana rated it it was amazing
I’ve been on a D.H. Lawrence kick lately. He’s probably in the public domain by now, and I thought it’d be fun to do a new, American Spanish, updated, modern Spanish translation of his work. I saw the recent French movie Lady Chatterley (2006, directed by a woman, Pascale Ferran), which I loved, then read this 2nd version of the novel (sometimes known as John Thomas and Lady Jane) in which it’s based (this very sloppy British edition is unfortunately marred by typographical errors), apparently l ...more
Mar 24, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When my book club selected Lady Chatterley's Lover, I picked up this 2nd draft of the famous novel to read instead. I'd already read LCL twice before and appreciated the chance to get a new angle on it. I immediately became obsessed with the differences between the two and soon I had read both versions at least three times, going back and forth. Now I have a deeper appreciation for LCL and Lawrence's art that I'd never have had without the JTLJ version. We have his widow to thank for letting us ...more
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Aug 19, 2015 Julie Iskander rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Somewhere in the middle of the book I started to hate the book. I felt Connie was more of a man. I had this feeling that D H Lawrence failed in touching the essence of the female in Connie. But by the end of the book, I loved Connie again. The eternal female, the fire is there and is feared by those who can't appreciate, feared by coward. She can't be touched except by a real man made of fire like her.

I appreciated the class struggle that was drawn in the book and the fading England people were
Frederick Jackson
This is one of the cleanest books I have ever read. Clean in its prose and clean in its content. A lovely reading experience. What a shame this wonderful novel of Lawrence was used by Grove Press to break the censorship barrier in the early 60's. After the court decision (gee, what do you know) the presses began to roll with a lot of money making literary porn.

i still have strong images after 30 years of the Chatterly estate that I formed reading this. Note that these are NOT images of "John Th
Nov 28, 2012 LordOfDorkness rated it really liked it
For the life of me, I can't understand what idiot decided to call this "The Second Lady Chatterley's Lover." Did you know that the lady Chatterly does not have in fact a second lover? Nor was there, at any point in this novel/the fictitious history its set in, was there ever actually a second Lady Chatterley? No? Me either.

As far as the book itself, there's lots of grim English countryside, sometimes floppy sometimes erect English penises, and lots of people who cry themselves to sleep whenever
Oct 11, 2010 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely adhor this book i love Oliver Parkin/Leviers I think he is wonderful. But Constance tends to be a bit draining because she over annalyses everything. I would love to know what happened to them after the end of the book.
Picked up from the Merrimaker lending library, and quite a good read so far. The edition I'm reading is titled Lady Jane and John Thomas and seems to be the full version, with bonus political commentary.
Sep 10, 2007 Raquel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
D.H. Lawrence's second version of his most famous/controversial work, Lady Chatterley's Lover, has all the sex but less glamour: the groundskeeper (named Parkin in this version) is not as young and beautiful, the main characters are a bit harder to like, and the social commentary is more biting.
Karen Williams
Feb 16, 2011 Karen Williams rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a big fan of Lady Chatterley's Lover, but I must say, this version of the book seems to be more ponderous on the subject of love; which made this read even more enjoyable.
Jun 01, 2013 F.P. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars. Not quite as good as Lady Chatterley's Lover (partly because the second draft has much less sex), but contains some great insights from Lawrence and his usual sensitivity.
Mar 12, 2016 Klara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hat mir wirklich gut gefallen. Erinnert etwas an Irrungen und Wirrungen von Fontane. Nur mit mehr Sex.
Jun 09, 2008 Travis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read Lady Chatterly's Lover, but I read this version and I liked it. My stepfather's first name is John Thomas, and he understandably goes by his middle name, Andrew.
Nov 25, 2008 Sammalpeura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sata kertaa parempi kuin Lady Chatterleyn rakastaja!
Feb 21, 2008 Pia marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I wonder if I'll like DH Lawrence as much as Pearl does...
Mar 02, 2009 Ronnie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The seemingly impossible to find "real" version of Lady Chatterley's Lover. Veeeery seeeexxxxyyy!
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Nov 25, 2008 J.S. Meresmaa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sata kertaa parempi kuin Lady Chatterleyn rakastaja!
Apr 23, 2009 Melinda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful, romantic, forever to be shared and cherished with others - and better than the final version, Lady Chatterley's Lover. Go out of your way to find this book if you are a D.H. Lawence fan.
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David Herbert Richards Lawrence was an English writer of the 20th century, whose prolific and diverse output included novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism and personal letters. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues rel ...more
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“I wanted not to say things in a letter. But if you don’t feel certain, I’ll tell you. I really don’t know what love means. I don’t feel like they do on the film. But I love you, whether or not. I don’t think much about you, because what is the good. But — ’ here were words scratched out. ‘Nay, what can I say? Don’t let us say things. You are home to me. I don’t care about houses. When I think of you — but I don’t think if I can help it, if a man starts thinking, the fat is in the fire. Everything is a prison, I know that. You are the only bit of freedom I’ve ever had. I never felt free. I’ve always felt cooped in and small, except with you, and with you I’m all right, you open all the world to me. When I think about how you opened to me, nay, I don’t care what happens. But I don’t think if I can help it. We’ve got to live our lives, you yours and me mine. Best never think, something’s bound to happen. And the day will come again, and happen the night, when we’ve got the world to ourselves.” 2 likes
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