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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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A very exhausting analysis of human interaction. He explores ego, pride, duty, society's contradictions and inanities, economics (greed especially) and class distinctions. His emphasis is saved for love, lust and how our vilification of these truly keeps us shamefully unconnected. This book has guts for dealing with these important issues directly. ( )
  DonaldPowell | Feb 5, 2019 |
Lady Chatterley's Lover🍒🍒🍒
By DH Lawrence

Constance Chatterley is trapped in an unfulfilling marriage to a rich aristocrat whose war wounds have left him paralyzed and impotent. After a brief sexual affair, she becomes involved with the gamekeeper on the family estate. Oliver Mellors, the composite opposite of her husband, is unfulfilled as well by his wife Bertha, whose method of punishment is to withhold any intimacy. Their relationship develops as Constance begins to use Olivers shed as a sort of retreat. The curiosity and eventual lust grow and develop and soon they are intimately involved. First as a need, then a desire. This is the story of their intimate and beautiful relationship, and an example of this books premise: individual rejuvenation through love and personal relationships.
This book brought to mind, for me anyway, how we define love. What it is...what is means....how it's shared. What is the meaning of adultery...is it more than sex?
Masterful....intense.....a classic..... ( )
  over.the.edge | Sep 16, 2018 |
This one was alright. I don't think there's a ton that's memorable aside from it being considered 'racy,' but it's DH Lawrence, so. It's not one that I'll likely reread again. ( )
  justagirlwithabook | Aug 1, 2018 |
At the start I thought, I'm not going to finish this, as I found the story so slow! I'm glad I persevered, and although by today's standards it wouldn't be on a Banned Books List, I can see why it was at the time of publication. This is my first experience of D.H. Lawrence and his writing style is very different, however by the end I was totally enjoying his slow cadence. I easily sympathised with all the characters, and appreciate the way they each found themselves trapped. ( )
  Fliss88 | Jul 29, 2018 |
Pour résumer, une jeune épousée, dont le mari ne peut la satisfaire sexuellement, vit une folle passion avec l'homme à tout faire du "domaine".

Je m'y suis mise parce que c'était ce que je considérais comme un classique, que j'en avais entendu du bien sur le forum du bookcrossing, je m'attendais à un livre plutôt lassant à lire, dans un style "vieux" (ne trouvant pas d'autre terme). Et en fait, pas du tout, c'est très franc et fort dans l'expression des sentiments des uns et des autres, sentiments amoureux et sensuels, frustrations, aveuglements, ... C'est même étonnament moderne sur un certain nombre de sujets de société.
Un livre intéressant et plein d'émotion! ( )
  elisala | Feb 16, 2018 |
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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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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0553212621, Paperback)

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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Filled with scenes of intimate beauty, Lady Chatterley's lover explores the emotions of a lonely woman trapped in a sterile marriage and her growing love for the robust gamekeeper of her husband's estate. The most controversial of Lawrence's books, it joyously affirms the author's vision of individual regeneration through sexual love. The book's power, complexity, and psychological intricacy make this a completely original work - a triumph of passion, an erotic celebration of life.… (more)

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