This new edition is published in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Penguin's courtcase win of one of the most controversial novels in English literature. Lady Chatterley's Lover is an erotically charged and psychologically powerful depiction of adult relationships. In 1960, Penguin Books were prosecuted when they tried to publish the novel in this its unexpurgated form for the first time. What followed was the most talked-about obscenity trial of the twentieth century, which resulted in a 'not guilty' verdict. Penguin's successful defence of the book's literary merit was a victory of free speech, and made Lawrence's story of the affair between a married woman and her gamekeeper an instant bestseller.
Constance Chatterley feels trapped in her sexless marriage to the invalid Sir Clifford. Unable to fulfil his wife emotionally or physically, Clifford encourages her to have a liaison with a man of their own class. But Connie is attracted instead to her husband's gamekeeper and embarks on a passionate affair that brings new life to her stifled existence. Can she find a true equality with Mellors, despite the vast gulf between their positions in society?
Closing date: 04/07/2018
'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 lov'e -- Doris Lessing
Publication date: 04/11/2010
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||4th November 2010|
|Publisher:||Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
David Herbert Lawrence was born into a miner’s family in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, in 1885, the fourth of five children. He attended Beauvale Board School and Nottingham High School, and trained as an elementary schoolteacher at Nottingham University College. He taught in Croydon from 1908. His first novel, The White Peacock, was published in 1911, just a few weeks after the death of his mother to whom he had been extraordinarily close. His career as a schoolteacher was ended by serious illness at the end of 1911.In 1912 Lawrence went to Germany with Frieda Weekley, the German wife of the Professor of Modern ...More About D.H. Lawrence