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Lady Chatterley’s Lover
The story concerns a young married woman, the former Constance Reid (Lady Chatterley), whose upper class husband, Sir Clifford Chatterley, described as a handsome, well-built man, has been paralysed from the waist down due to a Great War injury. In addition to Clifford's physical limitations, his emotional neglect of Constance forces distance between the couple. Her ...more
Kindle Edition, 626 pages
Published December 7th 2019
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WHEW! humorous, sexual, heartbreaking. got to be my favorite DH Lawrence by far. there’s so much more to it than sex; prose on nature, rage against industrialization, remarks on the “thinking” class. i feel closer to my body, closer to the ground, after reading this.
Lady Chatterly lives on an estate in the country in post WW1 England with her husband who is paralyzed physically and stunted emotionally. She finds emotional connection and love with the groundskeeper as she leaves her civilized, upstanding self to become her earthy romantic and true self. This book contains some of the most beautiful love scenes of all time with multiple layers of meaning in exploring what is real and true in the relationship between a man and a woman.
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 ...more