Banned and vindicated, condemned and lauded, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is D.H. Lawrence’s seminal novel of illicit passion and forbidden desire.
Lady Constance Chatterley feels trapped in her sexless marriage to the Sir Clifford. Paralyzed in the First World War, Sir Clifford is unable to fulfil his wife emotionally or physically, and encourages her instead to have a liaison with a man of their own class.
But Connie is attracted instead to Oliver Mellors, her husband’s gamekeeper, with whom she embarks on a passionate affair that brings new life to her stifled existence. Can she find true love with Mellors, despite the vast gulf between their positions in society?
One of the most controversial novels in English literature, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is an erotically charged and psychologically powerful depiction of adult relationships.
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