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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It was a bomb, not a book Guardian A significant turning point in history Observer No one ever wrote better about the power struggles of sex and love --Doris Lessing
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