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Flashback fifty years and they're all shrieking over a D. Lawrence book saying their Hail Marys in the libraries. It's amazing the world we live in, how very quickly i It always amazes me how prudish our world used to be. It's amazing the world we live in, how very quickly it changes and how quickly it has changed. It's hard for me to even imagine Lady Chatterley's Lover as a smutty novel, and anyway the sex is quite bad; to imagine this being shuffled under tables at Tupperware parties and read sub rosa seems to me ridiculous, I can't even imagine how Faulk's Birdsong would be receive: I cringe whenever I read "his member" or "her flesh" - really folks?

But for all the barechested beachers tanning their tits in the sun, I suppose this book has it's merits, maybe not as smut, but as a beautiful mix of New World ugliness and Old World romanticism. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. Lawrence is so pained by industrialism, by change, and his disgust with his changed world is very clear in the novel. It seems that more than anything, Lady Chatterley's Lover is an attempt to live, to write, in a sky-fallen world: Connie is naive, she has romantic notions of how life and love should be, but she is married to a man who is coldly academic, and completely impotent in fulfilling her sexual needs.

Clifford, paralyzed from the waist down is a sort of representation of the Old World, he is pure in his academic endeavors, he is a bit of a snob, hosting little philosophical parties with his friends where they discuss Proust and society, metaphysics and human liberties, but the War has made the world literally a challenge for him. The New World is not one he can appreciate, not one he can walk around in or take in. Connie on the other hand is somewhat outside of time, she is younger than Clifford and so is adapted to the ugliness and lost-innocence of the world around her, but her illusions are of the previous era.

She is torn between the old-time conventions which hold her responsible to her husband and her new-born sexual freedom which she finds kindled in Mellors, the groundskeeper. Though the story can be a bit dull, and there is a noticable tension between the idyllic prose and the intermittent polemics about industrialization, the characterization of Connie and the beauty of Lawrence's writing are reason enough to read Lady Chatterley's Lover.

Connie, while maybe in imperfect portrayal of a proto-feminist woman, is a complex portrayal of a person: She is not some one you are likely to like, nor some one you may be likely to sympathize with, but you will be able to understand her. In the trifecta of famous infidels the present novel, Tolstoy's Anna Karenina , and Flaubert's Madame Bovary , Lawrence's novel is the weakest portrayal of the burdens, the jealousies, the conflictions and worries of marital transgressions: Lady Chatterley's Lover is not primarily a romance novel, but a society novel. It is a championing clarion of the old days, the days of country estates and castle grounds, of kings and queens, and fields of tussocked grass and wildflowers, of dukedoms and princedoms, and love-at-first-sight, and innocence and purity.

It is the elegy of time gone by, and the wary first step into a new era. And anyway, Fifty Shades of Grey has nothing on this tralatitious sexual imagery: Then as he began to move, in the sudden helpless orgasm, there awoke in her new strange thrills rippling inside her. Rippling, rippling, rippling, like a flapping overlapping of soft flames, soft as feathers, running to points of brilliance, exquisite and melting her all molten inside.

It was like bells rippling up and up to a culmination. She lay unconscious of the wild little cries she uttered at the last. Loro non sanno cosa sia e non permetteranno certo che qualcuno lo sappia! Invece, ci sarebbe stato un lungo discorso da fare sui diritti sociali e sul dovere della classe dirigente di eliminare le diseguaglianze sociali. Inoltre, ci sono delle frasi chiaramente offensive verso neri ed ebrei che non sono riuscita a digerire neanche tenendo conto del diverso contesto socio-culturale.

E poi mi sono anche invaghita di Oliver Mellows, cosa che non guasta mai quando si legge un libro: Che tristezza Don Giovanni! It's my impression that D. Lawrence is rather out of fashion these days, and it's not particularly hard to see why: On a more personal level, I can't say I cared for the prose style much—a bit overblown and a l It's my impression that D. On a more personal level, I can't say I cared for the prose style much—a bit overblown and a little wordy, even if the occasional beautiful phrase manages to surface throughout. And yet, all considered, I still ended up kind of liking Lady Chatterley's Lover.

I think it's maybe because I kind of admire the attempt even though the final results often fall far short of what I would consider successful. Robin Wood kind of gets at this when he writes, regarding The Rainbow , that "the very ambitiousness of the undertaking—the intensive exploration of areas of experience previously untouched in literature—entails problems of articulacy and organization that Lawrence doesn't always solve.

The main characters are often emotionally incoherent, acting and reacting in often illogical ways—but that seems to me to be exactly the point: It was striking to me how the three main characters are all stranded in "half" states: Connie is half modern liberated woman and half devoted helpmate, Clifford is considered "half a man" due to the paralysis of the lower half of his body, Mellors stranded between classes his constant shifting between "proper English" and the local vernacular was fascinating, if sometimes made for difficult reading.

That all three end up essentially destroying each other trying to crawl out of these emotionally deadened half states was often poignant, even when intellectually I was revolted by their expressed rationalizations for doing so. View all 3 comments. Well that was ok. Certainly not the scandalous romance i was anticipating. Its about as much of a romance as Moby Dick is a high seas adventure. Firstly the scandal aspect is not what you'd think, in fact affairs seem to be almost expected in this world especially with the female character who is raised in a pretty bohemian atmosphere.

As for the romance, the main characters don't even seem to like each other that much, its all very down to earth and realistic On the other Well that was ok. On the other hand the writing can be completely overblown. The love scenes in particular made me laugh out load at times because of the pomposity of the language. What this book is really about is just Life, and finding a meaning in it. The discussions of money, sex, love, intellect, industry etc. The main problem i have is that despite all the time the author takes telling us how people feel, i still never got a sense of who they were.

The characters seem to shift personality constantly and it always felt like you were looking at them from a distant, i never felt like i really knew any of them. Anyway there are many interesting aspects to this but not a fan of the writing and like Moby Dick, perhaps just too many angles to it, not focused enough for my liking. Without question, this is the least erotic "erotic classic" that I have ever read.

Lawrence's euphemisms and metaphors for various sexual acts were so completely bizarre that I'm actually giving the book one more star than I'd planned on giving it, just because I laughed so much. This book is off the chain. A woman's womb is compared to a sea anemone during sex seriously, ew. The same woman's father comments at length to her lover that her lover must have fucked her good EW. Lawrence gives n Without question, this is the least erotic "erotic classic" that I have ever read.

Plus, you can only guess what he was referring to with her "beak". I don't know if Lawrence meant for this book to be so funny in parts, nor do I care. Aside from the sex, which there is a lot of, I enjoyed Lawrence's writing style. The book has a wonderful opening line and his depictions of spring in the countryside are lovely and lyrical. If he were a writer of lesser eloquence, I don't think I'd have enjoyed this book at all. I was prepared to disregard the awkward sex above, but then I got to Chapter Fourteen. Wherein our hero Mellors talks about how he forced past lovers to sleep with him even though they didn't enjoy it, and anyway all women who don't enjoy sex with men must be lesbians and lesbians are "even worse" than homosexual men.


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I understand that Lawrence is a product of his time and in the early 's these attitudes were more acceptable. But that doesn't mean I have to like it. I expect more out of someone so progressive in other ways. And I haven't even touched on the bits of racial stereotyping in throwaway lines scattered throughout the book. For that, I began disliking Mellors and his strong opinions. I also began to dislike Connie for letting this man bloviate on like an expert on the Wicked Ways of Woman when she resents her husband for being a blowhard too, though not on the same subject.

But I guess Mellors is super manly with his phallus hunting, so that's the difference, eh? I would probably be open to trying Lawrence again only on the strength of his way with words. I wish I'd read something else of his as an introduction to his work. Oh, and in addition to the unintentional hilarity provided by the text itself, the Modern Library edition was horribly edited and had some hilarious typos.

My favorite was one instance of "Connie" being written as "Cornie," which caused me to spend 30 seconds flipping back through my book going, "Who the hell is 'Cornie'? This cannot be real. I think that Lady Chatterley's Lover is a book a lot of people have heard about, but perhaps not so many have read - at least, not since its heyday in the 60's as a bohemian cult novel, free-love manifesto, and object lesson in the sordid appeal of banned books. And to this day, it has a certain reputation.

At least it did for me, something along the lines of, "Oh, that one that got banned for saying 'cunt' so many times". I had this vague notion it was about a steamy affair between a fancy count I think that Lady Chatterley's Lover is a book a lot of people have heard about, but perhaps not so many have read - at least, not since its heyday in the 60's as a bohemian cult novel, free-love manifesto, and object lesson in the sordid appeal of banned books. I had this vague notion it was about a steamy affair between a fancy countess or whatever, and some virile, uncouth manly man. All smut and no plot and plenty of descriptive four-letter words.

You know -- literature! But while it definitely is all of that, it's also really not. Instead of wallowing in the allure of tawdry, meaningless fucking, the book is a passionate argument for the power of genuine, meaningful fucking. Not even fucking - lovemaking. The book is really kind of disgustingly sentimental. It follows Connie Reid, an artist's daughter who marries into the gentry as personified by Clifford Chatterley, who's insipid and impotent even before a WWI injury leaves him completely paralyzed below the waist.

Clifford loves Connie for her mind, but without any physical component, for her the relationship is stifling and sterile. Enter Oliver Mellors, the gamekeeper on the estate, with his crude accent and his big broad shoulders and his proudly-brandished "cod atween my legs". Bow chicka wow wow, etc. For all that, the book has definitely lost its power to shock.

Especially in these days of the internet, where the most graphic hard-core pornography is only a seemingly-innocuous google search away, this book is relatively tame. And all the 's hullabaloo over "unprintable" words is pretty quaint, too, in this age where my sister and I regularly, endearingly tell each other "don't be such a cunt". The sex scenes in Chatterley are profane, sure, but they're also pretty vague and bland the famous sodomy scene, for instance, is so floridly euphemistic you hardly know what the fuck is going on.

And here's the thing: Their vigorous, bodily carnality is the only true, meaningful connection in this whole damn book. All these prosperous, intellectual, impotent milquetoasts connecting solely on a cerebral level fall flat and stale. And all this meaninglessness of art and literature, fancy houses and jazz music, money, money, money, and every other offering to the "bitch-goddess Success" -- all in the service of pushing away the horrors of the recent war, the industrialized destruction of nature, the cavernous class divide.

Connie's not really a Lady, and Mellors is an educated army officer - hardly the illiterate boor he seems to be. They're both just playing the roles they were forced into, and when they are together, all of that falls away. It's a book about naked humanity - in every sense of that phrase - and it's a book about what matters, or what should matter anyway, in Lawrence's view. Sex is a part of it. But it's really authenticity , seeing the world as it really is and our fellow men as they truly are. I read this as part of my "50 Cult Novels" project, and one thing many cult books have in common besides being iconoclastic and often censored is their very specific idealism.

This is the way to fix society. Which is, I think, why book cults tend to be made up of teenagers and young adults - people for whom simple, categorical, and ostensibly radical ideas have massive, mind-blowing appeal. So it's no surprise that Lady Chatterley's Lover was so popular in the 60's, despite being a somewhat boring, overwritten book.

Any book that had been banned for 30 years, which made the tendentious claim that sex is the answer to all our problems , was basically destined for cult appeal. Nowadays, that appeal has somewhat lessened - though maybe had I read it in my early 20's I'd feel differently cult novels are often not just of their time , but of the time in your life when you first read them.

Still, I was surprised at how much I kind of liked the book. The characters are complex, the social commentary still relevant, the sex scenes quaintly steamy. It's worth a read. Due parole, prima, sullo stile: Veniamo, invece, al libro: View all 6 comments. Lawrence was known for his gender sensitive books on sexuality, romance, and women especially. Novel tells about power struggles of sex and love of Constance and Clifford conflicted because of impotency. Lady Chatterley has to endure the constraints of the expectations of the high society while Clifford has his own inner struggle as a man of power who ironically has no power over his wife.

This last of DH Lawrence novel has a full of roller coaster ride of hate and love over the reality of human nature of how it interplays to whole storytelling in general. This book was a banned book and it is a no wonder why. O romance tem como protagonista uma jovem mulher, Constance Reid a. He was much too hurt in himself, the great shock of his maiming, to be easy and flippant. He was a hurt thing. And as such Connie stuck to him passionately. Bolton para cuidar dele. No entanto parece falhar no essencial: He looked at her suspiciously.

To like a shower bath from the rain? He must come in the evenings. Bolton, who was listening in the next room, heard in sheer admiration. To think a woman could carry it off so naturally! The men are not manly enough, the women not womanly enough, the rulers can't rule and the masses don't know their place because they have no fixed place anymore.

Nothing is genuine, nothing has meaning. People are so desperately trying to enjoy themselves, they can find no true enjoyment. They try to make the best of the situation, but struggle to find meaning and slowly drift apart. The mines are not profitable anymore, the classes would be mobile if there was somewhere to go. While the book is infamous for its sex scenes, which manage to be simultaneously explicit and vague, crude and intimate, the more interesting parts are the discussions about class and about the material versus the spiritual.

I did not really enjoy this book, and I am now terribly sick of the word "loins" and I am unsure if I would recommend it to anyone although the more I think about the book, the more interesting details I find. I do, however, believe it is an unusual book. One that gives a different take on the post-WW1 era, and which acknowledges women as sexual beings.

And, very importantly, acknowledges that there is no shame in being sexual. Even so, the views on women that are espoused are pretty appalling and the men are all really lousy lovers, physically and emotionally. Brace for the occasional offhand racist comment from this all-white cast of characters as well. No, don't think whips and bondage. There's none of that. Think equality and true connection through dominance and submission, think the need to be objectified, think age play. It is not explicitly expressed like that, but the elements are there.

Steven Godin Excellent review Michelle, and thank you for the friend request. Sep 15, I just read and commented on your review of Lady Chatterl Steven wrote: I just read and commented on your review of Lady Chatterley's Lover. Well yah, I liked this book. But, don't agree with the author's philosophy completely.

So, I have read a translated version, and I believe translator was fabulous. Perhaps he made the story even better with all the insight and metaphors. But, I believe he intentionally minimized all the sex description to void. Which, I think, has blunted the sharp edge that the story had.

As a matter of fact I failed to see the reason why it was ban to begin with, because it read like a simple and thought provo Well yah, I liked this book. As a matter of fact I failed to see the reason why it was ban to begin with, because it read like a simple and thought provoking romantic story at best.

Anyways, I liked the depth of the characters here, each one was well defined and followed through. Prime motive of the story was unethical, but many other supporting views felt reasonable. I can't blame characters that wanted love in life, neither can I feel like punishing the helpless ones. A clear picture of the society was drawn and some parts of it felt downright ugly.

If you like forbidden romance then in a sense perhaps this book may appeal to you. But keep in mind, the period it was written had lot more conservative people within the society. Keep an open mind if you want to read it. This novel was written in and was swiftly banned as being pornographic. Which is obviously why I needed to read it. I love banned books. Connie Lady Chatterley marries Clifford before the War, and he unfortunately comes back from the War paralysed from the waste down.

They live a secluded life, which starts to weigh heavily on Connie, and she begins "wasting away". She starts an affair, which is why this book was so scandalous. Her husband, knowing that he cannot give her any children, tel This novel was written in and was swiftly banned as being pornographic. Her husband, knowing that he cannot give her any children, tells her that she may use another man to fall pregnant if she wishes, as long as the child is his heir. Connie then starts another affair, even more scandalous than the last, as this time it is with her husband's game keeper, someone not in the required class at all.

The scenes, although not quite on the level of a bodice ripper, are quite graphic and I can definitely see why it was banned. Despite there being adultery, the language is quite strong for its day. I did find some of the dialogue a bit bizarre, especially between Connie's father and the game keeper where he pretty much asks the game keeper how his daughter was in bed, and commends him for "setting fire to her haystack". It is a classic for sure, but perhaps a little too philosophical for my tastes at some points which had me skimming a bit, but definitely worth a read.

Reading, or in this case, listening, to it again, with a more mature view on life, I found the writing to be quite modern, with a lot of what was written being still pertinent or topical nearly ninety years after publication, although it is quite blatantly misogynistic. It is obvious to me why Lawrence was considered to be a man ahead of his time.

There is no joy, no one is happy — not even when they are engaging in their very lacklustre sexual encounters. The story is set post WWI when women were just beginning to emerge as a force to be reckoned with, and the very backbone of the upper classes is beginning to crumble. Constance Connie married Clifford Chatterley before he went off to war and they had had a short, normal, but insipid married life before their separation and he returned a badly injured man.

He was not expected to live but made a surprisingly good recovery, albeit he is now confined to a wheeled chair and paralysed from the waist down. A baronet, he accepts his lot in life with equanimity and settles down to rule his little part of Derbyshire. His own life is reasonably interesting; he begins to write seriously, takes an active interest in his coal mine and has visits from friends who engage in intellectual conversations in which Connie is not invited to participate. She sits quietly in the corner without comment whilst her husband and his cronies talk in great depth about sex, politics, the industrialisation of the Midlands, the class divide etc.

I think what annoyed me most was the fact that Connie just accepts being put down; a colourless character overall, she had only really grown a little more on me by the end of the story. Clifford begins to think that he might like an heir to succeed him and kind of gives Connie permission to have a quiet, discreet, affair and will accept any child conceived as his own — as long as the sire is intelligent and worthy.

The new-to-me, narrator Katherine Littrell does a good job in the telling of this rather boring, long winded story. She is an Australian and I could detect a slight inflection but it does not override or spoil the listening experience. In fact I enjoyed the narration far more than I did the content. Miss Littrell has a pleasant, melodious voice and switches effortlessly between characters so that they are recognisable, especially in the scenes where Clifford and his gang of cronies are in deep discussion. She is adept at capturing the mixed cast of upper class characters, both male and female, but her Derbyshire accent leaves something to be desired.

Given that the book is set in Derbyshire and the lower classes including the gamekeeper , play a large part in the story, this niggled at me. Still Miss Littrell is a narrator I will watch out for in the future as I liked her performance overall. I accept that Lawrence was a good writer but — rather like marmite — he is not to my taste.

Feb 01, C. This seemed less about sex than about an attempt to understand the relationship between men and women, though in that respect I believe it was an utter failure.

Lady Chatterley's Lover (Annotated): With Biographical Introduction

The end was absolutely lovely. View all 8 comments. Novel karya penulis Inggris D. Lawrence ini terbit pertama kalinya pada tahun Sadar bahwa novelnya tak mungkin diterbitkan di Inggris, maka Lawrence menerbitkannya sendiri di Florence, Italia. Novel ini menuai kontroversi karena deskripisi persetubuhan antara dua orang yang berbeda strata sosial begitu kentara dan bertaburan disepanjang novelnya. Hal yang saat itu masih dianggap tabu untuk diungkap secara eksplisit dalam sebuah karya sastra.

Beberapa pedagang buku di Inggris menolak novel ini dijual di toko-toko mereka. Sementara itu buku yang dikirimkan kepada para pemesan di AS sering disita oleh pihak otoritas bea cukai. Berbagai pelarangan justru semakin membuat novel ini laris manis. Di Eropa sendiri novel itu laku keras. Namun karena novel ini dianggap sebagai bacaan tidak senonoh dan sesuai dengan UU yang berlaku saat itu bahwa buku-buku yang dianggap tidak senonoh tidak akan dilindungi oleh UU hak cipta internasional, maka para pembajak dengan bebas mencuri teks novel ini dan mencetak ulang dengan harga yang lebih murah.

Untuk melawan para pembajak Lawrence terpaksa menerbitkan edisi murah dalam bahasa Perancis. Lawrence juga pernah ditawari oleh penerbit Inggris untuk membuat edisi baru dengan menghilangkan bagian-bagian yang menurut mereka tidak pantas. Untuk itu Lawrence ditawari imbalan yang besar.

Tentu saja Lawrence menolaknya karena menurutnya dengan menghilangkan bagian-bagian yang dianggap tidak pantas malah akan membuat karyanya hancur. Penerbit buku bergengsi di London, Penguin Books Limited, akhirnya menerbitkan novel itu secara utuh pada tahun Karena itu, penerbit tersebut diadili di Pengadilan Old Bailey, London. Sejumlah saksi memberikan pandangan yang mendukung novel ini.

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Penguin pun memenangi perkara dan buku tersebut secara utuh boleh beredar di Inggris. Semenjak itu novel ini dapat didistribusikan dan diterbitkan dengan bebas di berbagai negara tanpa khawatir dicap sebagai bacaan porno. Dan kini Berbagai kajian sastrawi dilakukan terhadap novel yang menarik perhatian pembaca popular dan juga mahasiswa sastra di berbagai belahan dunia.

Novel ini sendiri mengisahkan kisah cinta terlarang antara Connie dengan Olivers Mellors. Lady Chatterley adalah gelar yang diberikan pada Connie setelah ia menikah Cliiford Chatterley. Connie sendiri berasal dari keluarga kaya yang dibesarkan dalam pendidikan dan pergaulan modern keluarga Inggris pada saat itu. Sedangkan Clifford lahir dari keluarga bangsawan pemilik tambang batu bara di Travershall — Inggris.

Ia mengenyam pendidikan tinggi hingga ke Cambridge dan berdinas sebagai tentara saat PD I meletus. Malang nya setelah perang usai Clifford harus pulang dalam keadaan lumpuh. Dan mulailah Clifford menjalani hari-harinya bersama Connie di rumah besarnya di Wragby di sebagai seorang penulis. Pasca kelumpuhannya Cliford menjadi pribadi yang terluka. Ia harus terus berada diatas kursi roda mekanis yang bisa bergerak sendiri dengan menekan tombol-tombolnya.

Ia seperti orang yang tersesat. Ia butuh Connie disampingnya untuk meyakinkan kalau dia tetap ada. Walau mereka selalu berdekatan, tubuh mereka menjadi asing satu sama lain. Mereka begitu intim, namun sama sekali tidak pernah bersentuhan. Connie merasa ia tak mendapatkan kehangatan dari suaminya. Setelah dua tahun di Wragby dan menjalani hidup pengabdian pada suaminya, Connie merasa hidupnya bersama Clifford tidaklah bahagia.

Walau hidup berkecukupan dan menikah dengan seorang bangsawan, ia tetap tidak bahagia dan merasa belum mendapat pemenuhan dalam hidup. Connie tahu bahwa dirinya akan hancur. Ia telah kehilangan dunia dan vitalitas masa mudanya yang pernah dia nikmati sebelum dia menikah. Keterasingan, kesepian, bosan, hampa, dan perasaan tertindas oleh sikap patriakhi suaminya membuat dirinya tak bergairah dan mengalami kegelisahan yang semakin hari semakin memuncak.

Ketika gelisah datang, ia berlari melintasi taman dan meninggalkan Clifford. Lari dari semua orang menuju hutan, tempat ia bisa melupakan semua kegelisahannya. Dalam hutan itulah Connie bertemu dengan Oliver Mellors si penjaga hutan yang merupakan pegawai Clifford. Berawal dari ketika Connie ditugasi oleh Clifford untuk mengirimkan pesan pada Mellors akhirnya mereka kerap bertemu. Walau awalnya keduanya tak saling suka namun perasaan kesepian yang sama-sama mereka alami membuat mereka lambat laun saling mencintai dan membutuhkan.

Bersama si penjaga hutan itulah akhirnya Connie menemukan kehangatan dan keteduhan batinnya. Connie terperangkah di antara dua pria. Pada Clifford ia tetap melaksanakan kewajibannya sebagai istri, namun ia juga tetap menjalin hubungan cintanya dengan Mellors di hutan. Hubungan mereka berlanjut dengan aktifitas seks di pondok di tengah hutan di tempat kediaman Mellors hingga akhirnya Connie hamil. Bisa dibayangkan bagaimana sikap Clifford jika kelak mengetahui bahwa dirinya hamil karena perselingkuhannya dengan lelaki kelas bawah yang notabene pegawainya sendiri.

Namun Connie tidak takut, ia memang menghendaki anak dan kehamilannya ini dijadikannya alasan bagi dirinya untuk meminta cerai dari Clifford. Clifford terguncang, namun ia menampik keinginan istrinya untuk bercerai dan menawarkan sebuah solusi yang dianggapnya terbaik. Ada banyak hal yang menarik dari novel ini. Seperti yang menjadi kontroversi sejak novel ini diterbitkan, novel ini memang memiliki banyak deksrpisi erotis. Lawrence membungkusnya dalam balutan kalimat-kalimat sastrawi namun tetap saja pembaca akan terbakar oleh deskripsi persetubuhan Connie dan Mellors.

Mereka bercinta di pondok Mellors, di tengah hutan di bawah naungan hujan, bertelanjang di tengah hujan, bercinta di bawah pohon, dll. Namun tentunya bukan maksud penulisnya hanya untuk sekedar menghadirkan kisah erotis tanpa makna. Persetubuhan antara Connie dan Mellors bukan hanya sekedar pemuasan nafsu mereka semata, tetapi sebagai perwujudan kelegaan atas pribadi-pribadi yang terkukung.

Hubungan seks diantara mereka melahirkan ketenangan sejati bagi Connie. Jadi tujuan seks dalam novel ini lebih pada penyembuhan dan bukan sekedar pemuasan nafsu. Walau seks yang mereka lakukan adalah hal yang terlarang namun seks membawa kelahiran kembali Connie dan Mellors untuk bisa membuka diri dan menapak kehidupan baru mereka. The book focused on the illicit affair between an upper class woman and her lower class gamekeeper, and it was received with outrage and intrigue, resulting in numerous abridged versions being published throughout the 's, 's, and 's.

Because the first edition was so quickly banned from public consumption, there are many abridged and censored versions available, though few as valuable as the original. First printings were bound with brown boards with an insignia of a phoenix gracing its front cover. Lawrence was a well-known English author who wrote many novels, short stories, and books of poetry. Not just an author, Lawrence was also a well-respected literary critic who wrote several essays regarding other famous writers, including Edgar Allen Poe, Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman.

Log-in or create an account first! Including My Skirmish with Jolly Roger. Original brown wrappers printed in black, printed paper label to spine. Contemporary quarter red morocco chemise with marbled sides, in a marbled slipcase bearing Titus's device of the Black Manikin. Front wrapper detached with a portion lost, but otherwise in very sharp condition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the publisher Edward Titus, this the first copy off the press of the second authorized edition of Lawrence's magnum opus.

Lawrence has inscribed the title page, "To Edward W. Lawrence this first copy of our Lady of Paris. Forte dei Marmi, 26 June ". Lady Chatterley's Lover was first published in an edition of 1, copies by the Orioli Press in Florence in , and almost immediately pirated by at least four different publishers. Spurred on by these piracies to get an affordable edition into circulation, Lawrence approached Edward Titus and negotiated the present edition to be sold at 60 francs, with a new introduction regarding the pirated printings entitled "My Skirmish with Jolly Roger".

Accompanying this copy is a typed letter signed from Lawrence to Titus, dated 5 April , addressed from the Hotel de Versailles, Boulevard Montparnasse, Paris, which constitutes Lawrence's attempt at a formal contract between author and publisher for the present edition. He outlines the agreed terms including the published price, number of copies to be printed, terms under which further printings could be done, and details regarding the termination of the contract. Lawrence has also cautiously corrected the word "partnership" to "connection" and initialled the change.

Titus's prospectus for the edition is also laid in. Presentation copies of Lady Chatterley's Lover in any printing are rare. We know of just one other that has appeared in commerce: Original pinkish-brown paper covered boards, printed spine label, Lawrence's phoenix device blocked in black on front cover, untrimmed and largely unopened.

With the unprinted cream dust jacket. Housed in a brown cloth box with printed spine label and phoenix device blocked in black to the front by the Chelsea Bindery. Couple of faint marks to boards, light foxing to edges, contents clean. A near-fine copy in the fragile jacket, slightly foxed and extremities lightly nicked; a very well-preserved example. First edition, number 78 of 1, copies signed by Lawrence, uncommon in the jacket. With the help of the Florentine bookseller Pino Orioli, the handsome volume was printed in and distributed from Florence, and made Lawrence more money than he had ever imagined" ODNB.

The unexpurgated text was not published in the UK until Privately Printed [by the Tipografia Giuntina], Limited to 1, numbered copies, this being copy number signed by the author. Original mulberry boards with printed paper spine label. Front cover printed in black with the Lawrence phoenix. An exceptionally fine copy, completely unopened. In the original plain yellow dust jacket jacket with a few a little worn and stained at spine extremities.

Complete with the exceptionally scarce original glassine wrapper, a little worn and with some staining on spine. Housed in a quarter black morocco clamshell case. This is the finest copy of this book that we have ever seen. The original pale yellow dust jacket is unprinted, little more than a piece of wrapping paper, to both camouflage a "dirty" book and protect it during shipping.

The book underneath is so perfect as to leave little doubt that it was set aside untouched, unread, and covered with this dustjacket and the original glassine wrapper which has protected the paper dust jacket since it was published. Laid in is a postcard written in German from D. Lawrence, addressed to the Frau Baronin von Richthofen. There were two Baronin von Richthofens. One was Lawrence's wife Frieda and the other was her sister Else. Since Frieda was with Lawrence on this trip, the recipient was probably Else.

In the postcard, Lawrence says he is traveling this morning to El Paso and is sending the pictures of the ranch today. The ranch was the Taos property, now known as the D. Lady Chatterley's Lover is tripled with Ulysses and Tropic of Cancer as the seminal suppressed books from the first half of the twentieth century. Lawrence Review 8 Fall It is short and reproduced here for the benefit of those who do not have access to a copy. The review was written as the result of a request from the editor, Hugh Grey, that Mr.

Zern choose an outdoor book for review as a "sort of test case". Unfortunately one is obliged to wade through many pages of extraneous material in order to discover and savor these sidelights on the management of a Midland shooting estate, and in this reviewer's opinion this book cannot take the place of J.

David Brass Rare Books, Inc. The book is in superb condition and appears unread. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Signed by Author s. The book is in wonderful shape. The binding is tight with NO cocks or leans.

The boards are clean with slight wear to the spine. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Includes a custom clamshell slipcase to protect the book.

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We buy Lawrence First Editions.. Rebound in full morocco by Temple Bookbinders, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, author to fourth, date in gilt to foot of spine, all panels with gilt double fillet border, covers framed with crossing single fillet, small flower tool to corners, gilt roll to edges with gilt decoration to inner dentelles repeated from the front cover, a. Externally fine, internally very lightly browned but clean. Now housed in a watered silk lined drop back box, made by Temple Bookbinders, with the phoenix from the original boards replicated on the front cover of the box and a new paper label to spine.

Number thirty of one thousand copies, signed by Lawrence to limitation leaf. With the correct typographical errors, correct chain lines and no paper watermark. Roberts A42a; Gertzman 1. Temple Rare Books Published: Lady Chatterley's Lover Lawrence, D. H Florence Italy, Signed limited of in the original hardcover boards without the phoenix device to the front board just the title and author, paper label to spine.

Tight and unmarked many pages remain uncut along the top edge. Please email for photos. Printed by the Tipografia Giuntina , Original paper from the boards bound in, light stains to the edge of the recto of the limitation leaf. Modern mulberry full morocco, gilt titled spine, blind stamped phoenix to the upper cover replicated from the original binding, an excellent copy. Bow Windows Bookshop Published: Limited to copies.

Second Edition cheap paper issue printed a couple of months after the first edition of in July. Housed in custom slipcase and protective plastic sleeve. Crease to spine and front cover, a few minor marks to wrappers, leaves toned, very good condition indeed. Rare "proof" copy of the Penguin edition, specially printed for the jurors and key witnesses of the novel's notorious obscenity trial. Penguin's successful defence is acknowledged a milestone for the liberalisation of British publishing, and a gateway to the permissive social attitudes of the s. The printers of this "proof only" copy, Hazell, Watson, and Viney Ltd, of Aylesbury and Slough, were not the same as those used for the general Penguin edition.

Privately printed [Edward Titus], Bound in original brown paper wrappers printed in black, with Phoenix design to front cover, white label to spine, price "60Frs" to upper right and "LeCram Press-Paris" printed on back cover. One of copies printed; the novel was initially published in an edition of 1, copies by the Orioli Press, Florence , and was almost immediately pirated by at least four different publishers.

Lawrence had always intended to release a cheap version, and hoped that this official cheaper edition would discourage piracies. He struck a deal with Edward Titus and wrote a new introduction regarding the pirated printings entitled 'My Skirmish with Jolly Roger'. Fragile covers with some wear, a few tears to joints, some small chips to spine ends, title label intact, some edge-chipping. Overall a decent copy of this notoriously fragile book, seldom seen in such condition. Housed in a bespoke black morocco-spined clamshell box with felt lining.

Adrian Harrington Rare Books. Original brown cloth, gilt lettered spine. With the dust jacket. Spine of jacket toned, panels a little foxed, some light staining. First UK edition, first impression. The book was first published in a privately printed limited edition in Florence, Scarce in the dust jacket. Early printing, a pirated edition. Tall 8vo, original black moire pattered cloth with a paper label on the spine printed in red and black. A pleasing copy, the black cloth a bit mellowed on the spine, a touch of expected shelving. This pirated edition was printed just shortly after the first edition and is nearly identical in format to the true first.

These unauthorized pirated editions that followed the printing of the first edition would induce Lawrence in to write the essay "My Skirmish With Jolly Roger," A tirade against the numerous pirated editions of his book, the bookshops that discretely distributed them and, incidentally, against those who suggested he should issue an expurgated edition. It was not until that Penguin Books in London took on the risk of publishing an authorized edition in full and they were consequently prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act The later acquittal proved a victory for not only the eminent authors who appeared as witnesses at the celebrated trial including E.

Gardner and Penguin Books, but for writing and publishing in general. Very Good with no dust jacket. Publisher's full black moire silk boards, red and black paper label on spine, red endpapers, fore-edge deckle, red and black title page. The is one of the several pirated copies that appeared shortly after the true first edition was published in a run of numbered and signed copies in Exterior of hinges moderately worn, edges rubbed, text block tight, unmarked and square.

Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. Very Good with no dust jacket Edition: Bound in the publisher's bright orange cloth with black lettering on the front board. First printing of the first American edition.