January’s book: Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence

This month’s book is focused around banned books. It’s fair to say, this month’s choice has been banned pretty much everywhere at one point or another. Perfect fodder for a good conversation.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence

(free on the kindle! Which I wish I’d known before I spent 49p on it)


(the synopsis on both Amazon and GoodReads are a tad sparse so here’s the blurb from Wikipedia. SPOILER ALERT!!)

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 sexual frustration leads her into an affair with the gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors, the novel’s title character. 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. This realization stems from a heightened sexual experience Constance has only felt with Mellors, suggesting that love can only happen with the element of the body, not the mind.

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  1. […] month, we were reading Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence.  The book scored a very respectable 7/10. The majority of the group felt the book was well […]

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