Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Lady Chatterley's Lover is one of those legendary books which I had never actually read. Well the wait over and I have to say it is a good book.

Constance, trapped in a rushed marriage with a disabled man, finds lust and then love with Mellors, the gamekeeper; she basically grows out of the character that culture forces upon her and heads for what is virtually a happy ending.

It seems a bit bizarre from the perspective of 2011 to think that this book was once considered too obscene to publish and in fact was considered pornography in its heyday. If you read between the sex scenes you find a very patronizing cast of characters.

4 Stars

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