Originally published abroad in 1928, and unavailable in Britain until 1960 when it was the subject of an infamous obscenity trial, Lady Chatterley's Lover
is now regarded as one of the pivotal novels of the twentieth century. Lawrence's determination to explore every aspect - sexual, social, psychological - of Lady Chatterley's adulterous liaison with the gamekeeper Oliver Mellors makes for a profound meditation on the human condition, the forces of nature and the social constraints that people struggle to overcome.
Lawrence's final novel - here presented in the more explicit 1927 version which he described as "so improper that it'll never be printed" - confirms his standing as one of the most eminent fiction writers that England has produced.
'I love The Second Lady Chatterley’s Lover much more.
Not only does it speak to me, and to my experiences,
it has aged so much better. The characters live and
experience, but they don’t analyse.' – Pascale Ferran, director of
'He’s an intoxicator… Has there ever been anyone like him
for bringing places and people so vividly to life?' – Doris Lessing
'The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation.' – E.M. Forster
' The greatest writer of the century.' – Philip Larkin
Read an excerpt from The Second Lady Chatterley's Lover
By the same author: