In Lady Chatterley's Lover, Lawrence comes full circle to argue once
again for individual regeneration, which can be found only through the
relationship between man and woman (and, he asserts sometimes, man and man).
Love and personal relationships are the threads that bind this novel together.
Lawrence explores a wide range of different types of relationships. The reader
sees the brutal, bullying relationship between Mellors and his wife Bertha, who
punishes him by preventing his pleasure. There is Tommy Dukes, who has no
relationship because he cannot find a woman whom he respects intellectually and
at the same time finds desirable. There is also the perverse, maternal
relationship that ultimately develops between Clifford and Mrs. Bolton after
Connie has left.
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This is a wonderful book-- an astonishingly sensitive, restrained story about a sexually frustrated upper class lady in post WWI Britain. But, seriously, this is classified as erotica? These days? Come on, we aren't in 1928 anymore. Put this in with the classics.
Lady Chatterley's Lover
Be aware that this is not the unexpurgated version. The end of chapter 12 is missing. What edition is this? I compared it to the Random House 1993 Modern Library edition which is complete.