Lady Chatterley’s Lover
376 pages | Paperback
Lady Chatterley’s Lover is one of the last works of British author and poet D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930). The novel is at first glance a story about love, but upon further inspection it reveals a deeply personal character study about sexuality, desire, human relationships and the never-ending conflict between the intellectual and physical needs of a person. Constance Chatterley is trapped in a sexless marriage due to an injury sustained by her husband, Sir Clifford, during the war. One day, she meets Oliver Mellors, the rugged and manly gamekeeper of the Wragby estate. Later, they both embark on a hot and very explicit romance that changes their lives forever. Lady Chatterley’s Lover continues to be to this day, a pioneer of sexuality in literature and a positive role model for sensual and adult themes and the importance of language and personal freedom.