A young woman's sensual awakening is at the heart of the book D.H. Lawrence called 'the most improper novel in the world'. Banned for many years for its frank depiction of sex, it was first published in England in 1960 and was at the centre of a sensational obscenity trial held at the Old Bailey. Lady Constance Chatterley is trapped in a loveless marriage to a man who is impotent. Oppressed by her dreary life, she is drawn to Mellors the gamekeeper. Breaking out against the constraints of society she yields to her instinctive power of physical love which leads them both towards fulfilment.
'In no modern writer are sexuality and creativity more deeply and intricately connected than in D.H. Lawrence'
David Lodge, New York Review of Books