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Lady Chatterley's Lover (original 1928; edition 1960)

by D. H. Lawrence (Author)

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Title:Lady Chatterley's Lover
Authors:D. H. Lawrence (Author)
Info:Penguin (1960), Edition: 1st

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Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence (1928)


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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 |
I am pleased to have read The First Lady Chatterley before reading this third draft of the same novel. The first draft, despite a similar plot, had a completely different feel to it. The emergence of socialism has little importance in Lady Chatterley's Lover, almost as if Lawrence tried to wrench away from political commentary and social change so he could nestle the third draft safely back into its own class. Despite the obviously more vulgar language used in this draft, and the notorious details that led to it being banned for decades, I think this more famous draft suffers if it is not read in the context of the first. Rather than predict the rise of nationalisation and social democracy in Britain, Lawrence's character Mellor (formerly Parkin), instead appears to presage the Great Depression. I can only guess as to the differences in the second draft, but I am curious enough to track it down and find out. As for this novel's notoriety, readers today will be well desensitised to the parts that caused a scandal in the past. I can only imagine Lawrence's shock if he were to experience what is now so passé in our own time. With three D.H. Lawrence novels now under my belt, I will venture to read the rest. ( )
  madepercy | Nov 7, 2017 |
Ricordo che ero a St. Albans, a nord di Londra, a lavorare in un ospedale mentale, quando la Penguin pubblicò l'edizione popolare di questo libro la cui copertina riproduco qui a fianco. Costava soltanto "three and six". Erano i "ruggenti anni sessanta". Eravamo tutti più giovani, tutti in Inghilterra a studiare l'inglese che emergeva giorno dopo giorno e rodeva spazi al francese. Tutti a Carnaby street a vedere Mary Quant e le minigonne, a sentire alla Radio e in TV gli "scarafaggi" di Liverpool.

Ci passavamo il libro di Lawrence come qualcosa da condividere tra parchi e prati. Eravamo tutti assatanati di sesso, giovani continentali venuti qui a studiare la lingua che sarebbe diventata la lingua dei capitalisti trasformati poi in rivoluzionari qualche anno dopo col ‘68. Noi, proletari veri, che ci illudevamo di diventare dei guardacaccia e di trovarci una Lady come quella del libro… Mamma mia che tempi, che idee, che giochi proibiti.

A distanza di oltre 50 anni tutto è cambiato. Il libro di Mellors e della sua Lady è un classico della letteratura, non solo inglese, ma mondiale. Un libro pudico, profondo quasi puritano … Mi guardo intorno, giro gli occhi sull’edicola, sfoglio le pagine di libri in libreria, faccio zapping alla TV, vedo i grandi fratelli dei talk show, percorro i viali delle grandi e piccole città, navigo in rete, cammino sulle spiagge e vedo di tutto, sotto gli occhi di tutti. Però che Lady, quella inglese.

E il povero D. H. Lawrence fu sequestrato, messo all’indice e, se ricordo bene, anche scomunicato! Che tempi, signori miei! Una, cento, mille, milioni sfumature di grigio .... ( )
  AntonioGallo | Nov 2, 2017 |
The writing is overwhelming full of emotions. You can feel the anger, the envy, the anguish, the hope and hopelessness of each character as described by the author. The story is about hope in a hopeless situation., of wanting emancipation and life when all around everything feels dead. The two lovebirds in this book provide that hope, that kindle of passion and life to each other even though their lives are complicated and full of disappointments.

Lawrence writes in a way that sounds philosophical but still beautiful and engaging. ( )
1 vote obbykip | Oct 27, 2017 |
It was okay. An interesting psychological work in many parts but was also quite silly and tedious in many parts.
Clifford as opposed to Mellors is an interesting symbolism. Mellors in the woods represent the instinctive, idyllic nature as opposed to the morbid industrial England represented by Clifford. Physically disabled Clifford is a symbol for an emotionally incomplete man standing in opposition to nature. He represents the industrial and leisure classes, and also the drifting away of mankind from nature in the modern world. An incapacity to live with nature. Mellors on the other hand represents the opposite extreme. Because of the ideas they represent, the characters do not come off as real people. For me they seemed rather stilted. Perhaps they were meant to be.

It was an interesting psychological exploration of modernity but rather tedious and overwritten. ( )
  kasyapa | Oct 9, 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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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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