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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 InThe Unexpurgated Edition Did Not Appear In America Until , After One Of The Most Spectacular Legal Battles In Publishing HistoryWith Her Soft Brown Hair, Lithe Figure And Big, Wondering Eyes, Constance Chatterley Is Possessed Of A Certain Vitality Yet She Is Deeply Unhappy Married To An Invalid, She Is Almost As Inwardly Paralyzed As Her Husband Clifford Is Paralyzed Below The Waist It Is Not Until She Finds Refuge In The Arms Of Mellors The Game Keeper, A Solitary Man Of A Class Apart, That She Feels Regenerated Together They Move From An Outer World Of Chaos Towards An Inner World Of Fulfillment Oh man, I wanted to like this soooo bad So many people complained about it, but I misconstrued their complaints for prudishness or lord knows what NOTE TO SELF Stop judging people s judgements until you can judge for yourself But the fact is, two thirds of the way in I was done with this I absolutely trudged through to the end Why It s not because this is basically porn I luuuuvs me the sex Apparently this caused quite a scandal and I can see why The language is sexually explicit, unnecessarily soor well, maybe not I suppose it needed to be said at the time or at least some time However, a person can only take so many fucks before they no longer give one.And I wasn t turned off by the lengthy asides Lawrence takes while grinding his ax against the industrialization of England s Midlands Like Melville s treatise on whales in the midst of his adventure novel, Lawrence had an agenda in writing Lady Chatterley s Lover and he often takes the reader out of the main story in order to linger upon his pet project That can be distracting, but in this case it s not enough to make me hate the thing, not on the whole.No, my main issue is with the writing, which is a big problem since there s so much of it in books Lawrence is quite a capable writer, but he does get adverb lazy now and then, and often repeats words for emphasis That last point can be effective, say when trying to instill a sense of forward motion when describing something that s going faster and faster. Occasionally the technique works for him Usually it does not work for me Some call it a poetic style I call it bullshitwhat do I mean Well, allow me to Lawrence ify it The technique is bullshit in the most bullshitty sense, by which I mean, it is bullshit. As you see, it looks like I ve explained myself, yet I ve said nothing Done with flair, it can sound lyrical, even powerful To me, it sounds like so much hot air And what does hot air sound like It sounds like Afternoon, m lady do ye fancy a quick one over yon five barred gate Oh you earthy gamekeepers, well I don t know oh alright but only if you mention my private parts in a rough yet tender manner and clasp them enthusiastically betwixt your craggy extremities Lord Chatterley, from a mullioned window Grr, if I wasn t just a symbol of the impotent yet deadening power of the English aristocracy I d whip that bounder to within an inch of an orgasm 40 years later Barrister in full periwig Is this a book you would want your wife or your servant to read Jury Well, it s not one of his best, that s for sure, but it isn t bad, crudely propagandistic but it does trenchantly place its finger on a particular moment in the shift of class consciousness in Britain Judge Cut the crap, guilty or not guilty Jury Guilty pleasure ,, , , , , . 3.5 Stars WellI can certainly see why LADY CHATTERLEY S LOVER was banned soon after publication back in 1928 So okay, you already know or anticipate that this particular classic is going to contain vulgarity and erotic situations, but for the life of me, I never thought it would be a combination of tedium and humor.The story is rather unremarkable in itself, and pretty much given away in the book summary, so no spoiler hereAristocraticand highly superior in his own mindupperclass man marries well to do spoiled and free spirited daddies girl He goes off to war, comes back injured and impotent Fickle, bored and depressed young wife finds comfort elsewhereWhat will stick in my mind is not the plot or actual sexual encounters, but the many priceless conversations from the boys point of view on morality, distinctions between social classes and ridiculous beliefs about intimate relationshipsLady Chatterley s opinion of the uninspiring male physique is pretty memorable too Check out this quote I can t see I do a woman anyharm by sleeping with her than by dancing with her..or even talking to her about the weather and that s just one example, but worst of allthe one exclamation that really stands outis lover 1 s exasperating ranting and raving about Lady C s prolonged mode of sexual exertions that inconvenienced him Oh My God Anyway, my first D H Lawrence novel was indeed entertaining, but slow going and repetitive with not much of a storyline Glad I finally read it though and love my Penguin Classics book cover Ah, D.H Lawrence, why are you so awesome I think Lawrence is one of those writers you either love or hate, and this is possibly eventrue of Lady Chatterley s Lover, his last novel The author s confidence speaks on every page firstly, Lawrence has no qualms about interjecting his opinion in the narration throughout Secondly, the book is from the perspective of a woman, a challenge for any male author, and thirdly and possibly most famously , the book makes liberal use of fuck and cunt It s not just that the book is about sexual awakening, it s really about how frank the book s two central characters are about their sexual experiences Lawrence succeedsoften than not in creating a believable female pscyhe in the figure of Lady Constance Chatterly, and though, as some have pointed out, some moments ring less true than others as when she refers insistently to her womb , overall she s quite believable Mellors, the game keeper she has an affair with, is also quite believable, whether or not you agree with some of hissexist attitudes towards women As for the sex bits, I laughed several times at the sheer effort Lawrence goes through to try to describe what a female orgasm might feel like Really, a bravura performance As a woman, I can say that to my mind he gets it pretty right Even where the language is stilted or embarassing, I could see what Lawrence was trying at a totally frank, unashamed look at sex His book is a big cry against all those who would rather not talk about it, and maybe that s triumph enough But the book is engaging, frequently funny, and finally, as a last novel, a beautiful piece of hopefulness from a notoriously cynical author. This review contains explicit content D.H Lawrence, what have you done to me This book was so muchthan I thought it was going to be This was an experience that I wanted to devour quickly, but that would mean not being able to soak up and bathe in Lawrence s every word, so I realised I needed to take my time I found this book in a used bookstore, and even when I picked it up, my Dad raised an eyebrow at me I said Oh come on Dad, I m thirty three I thought it was just going to be a book with countless sex scenes and not much else I was wrong, as although the sex was heavy, it intertwined perfectly with the plot My soul softly flaps in the little Pentecost flame with you, like the peace of fucking We fucked a flame into being I just love that quote We fucked a flame into being It s just so raw and honest, and that is what I love and appreciate about Lawrence s writing style He is confident in his style, and hell it shows He is writing completely from a woman s perspective too, which is a challenge for any male author, and I have great respect for that The two main characters, Lady Chatterley and Mellors, are very frank about their sexual experiences, and I think this is what makes the book so desirable The words Fuck and cunt are used countless times, but these words fit in beautifully with the scenes They are both for the most part, very believable, apart from when Lady Chatterley remarks about her womb rather a lot, and possibly some of the sexist remarks that come from Mellors The sexual scenes were beautifully written, long and drawn out, and to me, they were even a little sad I did laugh a little at Lawrence s grand effort to describe the female orgasm It really was excellently done, though.I think what I love most about this book, is the way sex is openly talked of, without absolutely any shame This is how sex ought to be discussed It s natural, beautiful and we all have needs and desires, and this book shows us just that in the most erotic and incredible way possible. Lady Chatterley s Lover, David Herbert Richards D.H LawrenceLady Chatterley s Lover is a novel by D H Lawrence, first published privately in 1928 in Italy, and in 1929 in France and Australia An unexpurgated edition was not published openly in the United Kingdom until 1960.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 emotional frustration leads her into an affair with the gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors The class difference between the couple highlights a major motif of the novel which is the unfair dominance of intellectuals over the working class The novel is about Constance s realization that she cannot live with the mind alone she must also be alive physically 1972 1928 19291960 I honestly think that if this book hadn t been banned for obscene content, no one would have ever read it Yes, there are lots of sex scenes omg scandalous but all the stuff in between is, for the most part, ungodly boring The book gets points for having some very intellectual discussions of class and the differences between men and women, and Lawrence s characters talk about sex withhonesty than any other book I ve ever read, but that s about all it has going for it I was about fifty pages into the book when I realized that I really didn t like either of the title characters Lady Chatterley and her Lovah , and it didn t get much better from there Mellors started to grow on me towards the end, when he discovered sarcasm, but Lady Chatterley aka Connie was one of the most boring protagonists ever She was almost completely personality deficient, and Lawrence worked hard at the beginning to convince us that she was intelligent, a task at which he fails miserably Example At one point in the book, when Connie and Mellors have just finished having hot sex and are in bed together, he starts a rant about the class system Connie s response She observes that Mellors chest hair and pubic hair are different colors Fascinating Basically, the book can be summed up like this Blah blah SEX blah blah class blah SEX SEX blah blah class England s economy SEX SEX SEX SCANDAL arguement arguement SCANDAL Vacation time blah blah blah SEX arguement SCANDAL blah blah the end. Though this maybe looked at as the book that bought sex writing to the masses, Lady Chatterley s Lover deliversthan just the oohs and aahs of an elicit love affair, it can also be seen as a parable of post war England, and the steady rise in modernism It even features a dog called Flossie Why is this significant to me Because I once had a childhood dog with the same name, bless her soul.Slammed and banned for being pornograpic back in the day, this caused a storm Now it s just a small ripple in a teacup As compared to the work of today it s sexual nature barely raises the eyebrows It does contain many a rude word that I can image would have left folk back then with rosy red blushed cheeks But today, I am sure even a nun wouldn t be overly shocked by it s naughty bits.Lady Chatterley Constance, Connie is the bored wife of Sir Clifford, a war cripple who returns to his family estate, amid the decay and unemployment of the industrial towns in middle England.He takes to books as a way to withdraw, and applies himself feverishly to an attempt to retrieve his coal mines by the application of different methods He is clearly an unhappy man, who suffers inner turmoil that he can t take to pleasuring his wife She in turn is unfulfilled, and one fine day bumps into the gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors, and feelings start to bubble up inside towards this man, whom she knows little about Surrounded by woodland, where it s easy to wander off undetected, Connie slowly is drawn sexually to Mellors, who has his way with her, opening her to an awakening that Sir Clifford simply could not provide.Mellors, a child of the collieries and whom also served in the forces, slips into disillusion away from his wife and leads a solitary existence with just his dog for company Sir Clifford, who since he is unable to give Connie a child himself, accepts the fact an illegitimate child is an option But the last person on his mind would have been Mellors, he has no inkling of his wife s affair, but is open to the idea of another man having sex with her Does he truly love her or is this just a ploy so he can proudly gain his heir Does Mellors love her or just after the sex For Connie, difficult decisions would arise And with her sister, takes a break to Venice to ponder on her future.Lawrence s treatment of his subject s is done with a manner of intelligence, and compared to the likes of an E M Forster, does a good job of presenting his characters as flawed and believable.The story is raw with power, yes, but also brings to the table the age old problem of melodrama It s not huge, but for me, did affect the overall feel for the story Each in their own way on apositive note, the three main characters do carry a certain heroic dignity, a symbolical importancethat s difficult to ignore Lawrence utilizes the self affirmation and triumph of life in the teeth of all the destructive powers that be, industrialism, physical depletion, dissipation, careerism and cynicism of modern England, and in general, he has given a noble account of it There islike two stories in one going on here, the mixture of romance and sexually explicit details and the double background of the collieries and the English forests, possesses both solid reality and poetic grandeur This is so muchthan a novel with fruity bits, it is a work which explores how the naturalness of love and sexual attraction is distorted and perverted by society It has me pondering a lot on the non sexual aspects of the story There s a lot of insight here, and plenty of social commentary, so reading this purely because of the smutty reputation it gained then prepare be disappointed Beautifully written for the most part, although Mellors is a hard nut to crack with his use of dialogue at times, and some aspects of the story seemed waffley and unnecessary, but just glad to have now finally read it, to see what all the fuss was about.