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Lady Chatterley's Lover

D. H. Lawrence

Publisher: RosettaBooks

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Once banned in several countries, this classic novel about a torrid love affair touches on themes of class, romance, and industrialization. Lyric and sensual, D. H. Lawrence’s last novel is one of the major works of fiction of the twentieth century. Filled with scenes of intimate beauty that explore the emotions of a lonely woman trapped in a sterile marriage and her growing love for the robust gamekeeper of her husband's estate. The most controversial of Lawrence’s books, Lady Chatterley’s Lover joyously affirms the author’s vision of individual regeneration through sexual love. The book’s power, complexity, and psychological intricacy make this a completely original work-a triumph of passion, an erotic celebration of life.“Nobody concerned with the novel in our century can afford not to read it.”—Lawrence Durrell, author of the Alexandria Quartet“The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation.” —E.M. Forster, author of Howards End

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