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Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)

by D. H. Lawrence

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My daughter wanted to read it -- and so I thought I should finally get around to reading it myself first, if only to be able to give her a reasonable heads' up as to the level of sex scene she was getting into.
After the hype, and the banning, etc., I figured I might be reading a Fanny Hill sort of book. As it turns out, I was not. It was an interesting discussion on class, and women's roles etc. spiced up with a few not very titillating sex scenes. ( )
  shadowdancer | Jun 22, 2017 |
This edition is 1967
  xoftante | May 2, 2017 |
This probably would have been a 2, but I gave it an extra star for its historical relevance. There are some interesting lines, but the characters are pretty once dimensional and the plot is pretty much nonexistent. I was expecting a romance novel but there is almost no romance. It's not sexy at all, but the sex scenes are described in a way that I found very funny. I suppose if you were an adolescent and sexually inexperienced this book would have an impact. Or if you enjoy British social drama with some more sex this might be a good book for you. ( )
  ZephyrusW | Apr 10, 2017 |
I thought I would like this novel a lot more. It's one of those that was better when I imagined what it would be than when I was actually reading it. I think that [b:Cold Comfort Farm|92780|Cold Comfort Farm |Stella Gibbons|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1309288096s/92780.jpg|847348] gave me quite a bit of cynicism where Lawrence and the men like him are concerned which might be unfair. Glad to have read it so that I know what it is and is like, and scenes are sticking around my mind and I continue to think about what he was doing in it, but it's not a favourite by any stretch. ( )
  likecymbeline | Apr 1, 2017 |
I am shocked that I enjoyed this. My father - a non-reader - always held DH Lawrence as his standard for unreadable books. While I certainly love reading more than him, I tend to agree with his assessments to a less passionate degree (writes he says aren't half bad, I love, writers he's dislikes, I enjoy, writers he hates, I dislike, etc.). I really liked this though. It felt so oddly anachronistic - like a modern author *trying* to write a regency-era romance - it created a pleasantly jarring experience. I was so confused the first few scenes - I couldn't fathom when this book took place or was written. I was shocked to find it was in the early days of the Depression. ( )
  benuathanasia | Mar 16, 2017 |
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Publisher's dedication : "......to the twelve jurors who returned a verdict of 'Not Guilty' [on 2 November, 1960] and thus made D.H. Lawrence's last novel available for the first time to the public in the United Kindom"
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Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.
Náš věk je v podstatě tragický, a tak ho odmítáme tragicky brát.
Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new litle habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble ver the obstacles. We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.
Katastrofa se přehnala, stojíme mezi troskami, začínáme si budovat nová bydlišťátka, chovat nové nadějičky. Je to pořádná dřina: do budoucnosti dnes nevede žádná hladká silnice, místo toho obcházíme nebo přelézáme překážky. Musíme žít bez ohledu na to, kolik obloh se nám zhroutilo. (s. 7)
The beautiful pure freedom of a woman was infnitely more wonderful than any sexual love. The only unfortunate thing was that men lagged so far behind women in the matter. They insisted on the sex thing like dogs.
Daly se tedy darem, každá tomu mládenci, se kterým vedla nejchytřejší a nejdůvěrnější diskuse. Diskuse a debaty byly to hlavní; milování a tělesné spojení bylo jen jakýmsi návratem k primitivitě s určitou dávkou zklamání. (s. 10)
"No, I don't hate you," she said. "I think you're nice." - "Ah!" he said to her fiercely, "I'd rather you said that to me than said you love me! It means such a lot more..."
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Perhaps the most famous of Lawrence's novels, the 1928 Lady Chatterley's Lover is no longer distinguished for the once-shockingly explicit treatment of its subject matter--the adulterous affair between a sexually unfulfilled upper-class married woman and the game keeper who works for the estate owned by her wheelchaired husband. Now that we're used to reading about sex, and seeing it in the movies, it's apparent that the novel is memorable for better reasons: namely, that Lawrence was a masterful and lyrical writer, whose story takes us bodily into the world of its characters.

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"This...text...chronicles the affair between Constance Chatterley and the gamekeeper Mellors and includes the author's "A Propos of Lady Chatterley's Lover," his final thoughts on the male-female relationship in the modern world."

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