Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

by D.H. Lawrence Foreword by Archibald MacLeish Introduction by Mark Schorer

“Nobody concerned with the novel in our century can afford not to read it.” –Lawrence Durrell

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 384
  • Publication Date February 01, 1962
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3334-2
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $12.00

About The Book

Lawrence’s frank portrayal of an extramarital affair and the explicit sexual explorations of the central characters caused this controversial book, now considered a masterpiece, to be banned as pornography until 1960.

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, explores 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 Chatterly’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.

Bold, passionate, and erotic, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is a truly classic novel of the twentieth century. This is the complete and unexpurgated Grove Press edition that created publishing history when it first appeared in 1959, making Lady Chatterley’s Lover legally available in the United States after thirty-one years of suppression.

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“It may in fact . . . be said that these scenes in Lady Chatterley’s Lover contain the best descriptions of sexual experience that have yet been written in English. It is certainly not true, as is sometimes asserted, that erotic sensations either cannot or ought not to be written about. D. H. Lawrence has demonstratedhere how interestingand how varied they are, and how important to the comprehension of emotional situations in which they play a part.” –Edmund Wilson

“Nobody concerned with the novel in our century can afford not to read it.” –Lawrence Durrell

“Lawrence was concerned with one end: to reveal how love, how a relationship between a man and a woman can be most touching and beautiful, but only if it is uninhibited and total.” –Harvey Breit


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