Lady Chatterley's Lover, David Herbert Lawrence
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Lady Chatterley's Lover

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Lady Chatterley's Lover is a novel by D. H. Lawrence written in 1928. Printed privately in Florence in 1928, it was not printed in the United Kingdom until 1960 (other than in an underground edition issued by Inky Stephensen's Mandrake Press in 1929). Lawrence considered calling this book Tenderness at one time and made significant alterations to the original manuscript in order to make it palatable to readers. It has been published in three different versions.
The publication of the book caused a scandal due to its explicit sex scenes, including previously banned four-letter words, and perhaps because the lovers were a working-class male and an aristocratic female.
The story is said to have originated from events in Lawrence's own unhappy domestic life, and he took inspiration for the settings of the book from Ilkeston in Derbyshire where he lived for a while. According to some critics the fling of Lady Ottoline Morrell with “Tiger”, a young stonemason who came to carve plinths for her garden statues, also influenced the story.
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During my early childhood This was one of the books my grandmother made me read every year!! Started when I was 3 and by 6 I was reading it on my own(using a dictionary for understanding)she taught me how to read with this book!

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jellybelly
jellybellyhas quoted11 days ago
Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.
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We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.
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Bookaddictionhas quoted5 months ago
She wanted to hide her head in the sand: or, at least, in the bosom of a living man.
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