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Lady Chatterley's Lover and A Propos of 'Lady Chatterley's Lo... by D.H. Lawrence
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Mar 18, 08

Read in January, 2007

Lawrence has in recent times fallen out of fashion in the literary world, which is a shame because despite his reputation (often well-deserved) as a misogynist, the themes he explores in this novel go well beyond its sexual reputation. This is a novel about living versus existing. The conversations between the upper class friends proves witty, but ultimately dry, lifeless, as is shown by Tommy Dukes' reasoning as to why he is asexual. Moreso, the novel is about class restrictions, about a dying breed of aristocratic dinosaurs; it's about the call of money and the lifelessness that becoming a slave to the wage creates.

Lawrence broke not only sexual boundaries (after all, to give the man his due, he did offer Connie sexual fulfillment, while managing to not make her a wanton whore), but also those of class, and he did so in a provocative, entertaining, and lush read.
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Littlover Nice review. though i disagree with you Saying Lawrence deserved to be called a misogynist. Your review in itself states that he was was far from with his ability to offer Connie sexual fulfilment with out making her a whore. This was what lawrence did in general he let us be human in our actions stripping away social judgments and expectations and detaching our actions from them.
Im glad you enjoy Lawrence, not many do!


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