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Lady Chatterley's Lover

A Propos of "Lady Chatterley's Lover"

Lawrence, D. H., 1885-1930

(Paperback - 2006)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Lady Chatterley's Lover
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Penguin Putnam


One of the most extraordinary literary works of the twentieth century, Lady Chatterley's Lover was banned in England and the United States after its initial publication in 1928. The unexpurgated edition did not appear in America until 1959, after one of the most spectacular legal battles in publishing history.



Random House, Inc.

One of the most extraordinary literary works of the twentieth century, Lady Chatterley's Lover was banned in England and the United States after its initial publication in 1928. The unexpurgated edition did not appear in America until 1959, after one of the most spectacular legal battles in publishing history.



Baker & Taylor
Accompanied by an essay by the author, presents the classic story about a married woman who turns away from a sterile marriage for a passionate affair with her spiritually independent gamekeeper.

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Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2006
ISBN: 9780143039617
014303961X
9780141441498
0141441496
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS FIC L
Characteristics: xxxvi, 361 p. : maps ; 20 cm.

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Dec 08, 2014
  • Arjava rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

No author, man or woman, seems to be able in the way that Lawrence is at depicting heterosexual sensuality and sexuality. Has there ever been a man who could describe the female experience with more clarity than him?

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.

Aug 12, 2012
  • booklady1 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I can't say anything good about this book. how can a wife left a husband that can't walk? I know he is mean sometime but he never hit her or did anything bad to her he love her in is own way he couldn't have sex with her so she had sex with other man. you took vows for better or worse shame on her. I mean he told her that she could have a baby by another man if she wanted to because he is paralyzed from the waist down but no she wanted to fine another man to move on with. what a bitch. it was sad.

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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Dec 08, 2014
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  • Claidheamohmor rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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