Lady Chatterley's Lover
Publisher: Open Road Media
The classic novel about an extramarital affair between an upper-class woman and a gamekeeper in restless post–World War I England. Constance Reid is a sophisticated girl, intellectually voracious and well-traveled, if not of the highest social class. If Sir Clifford Chatterley has to marry to please his father, the baronet, he could do far worse—and for a short time in 1917, Constance and Clifford are happy together. Then Clifford is shipped back to Flanders to continue his service in the Great War. Fortunately, unlike so many other women, young Constance Chatterley is not widowed—but her dream of motherhood is put to an end when her husband comes home from battle paralyzed from the waist down.Always a cerebral sort, Constance had not anticipated missing the physical act of love. But as the couple grows more emotionally and mentally distant from each other, she finds herself drawn to a working man, a married gamekeeper named Oliver. Once banned for obscenity, this psychologically insightful novel explores themes of sex and social class against the backdrop of an England roiled by postwar turmoil and on the verge of massive change.