Lady Chatterly’s Lover

Lady Chatterley's Lover - Penguin Essentials (Paperback)

by D.H. Lawrence

Published: 1928 in Italy and 1960 in the UK

By: Tipografia Giuntiaz and Penguin

Rating: ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

Synopsis:Β Constance Chatterly is happily married to her husband, Clifford, until he is left paralysed from the waist down after World War 1. As Clifford distances himself physically and emotionally, Connie begins an affair with the gamekeeper Oliver Mellors. This banned book explores the relationship between an upper-class woman and a working class man and, for the time, was controversially sexually explicit.

❀ What I loved ❀

The writing. I think Lawrence is terrific. His prose is so lyrical and imaginative it’s like reading poetry. But it’s also like reading poetry in that youΒ reallyΒ  have to concentrate (at least I did) to follow the plot. I found the same when I read ‘Sons and Lovers’ but it never diminished my enjoyment of the story.

πŸ’€ Bad Bits πŸ’€

I thought the ending was a bit of an anti-climax. But I appreciated that Lawrence doesn’t always go for the big drama. He’s more interested in how the character’s will deal with the situation. It would have been nice for something dramatic to happen though – maybe someone dropping their cup of tea in shock?

🌟 Cherished Characters 🌟

I liked Connie. She saw through all Clifford’s friends pretension and the emptiness of the aristocratic life. She gave up security and habit for sensuality and passion. You go girl!

 

πŸ™ Magic Moments πŸ™

All of Lawrence’s writing. It’s so lyrical.Β 

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Beginning the Book Blog

I could talk about books all day. I know there are so many people who can! Since I moved to Asia, almost 8 months ago, I’ve found myself moving in circles where books aren’t often a topic of conversation. I do have one close friend who is as a voracious reader as I am but I find that’s where the similarities end. She is very much into modern fiction whereas I rarely read anything less than 50 years old. However, we recently found ourselves reading the same book; Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer winning ‘The Goldfinch.’ It had been in my ‘to read’ pile ever since I had read ‘The Secret History’ years ago. When we both finished and discussed the book, I realised how much I missed just talking about books!

It was then I decided to start to blog. I’ve never done it before but I’ve enjoyed reading the blogs of others, especially when they are book orientated!

I then promptly procrastinated for a month. I’m only human! Watch this space for my first book review and top ten list!

Thanks for reading!