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 her gamekeeper makes for a profound meditation on the human condition, the forces of nature and the social constraints that people struggle to overcome.
Rather than the third version that is usually reproduced, Lawrence's final completed work is presented here in the second version, written in 1927 but never published in his lifetime. More positive in tone and without the verbosity that occasionally weighs down the novel's standard incarnation, The Second Lady Chatterley's Lover (also known as John Thomas and Lady Jane) displays many key differences in plot and characterization, which prompted Pascale Ferran to revisit the tale in her award-winning film adaptation Lady Chatterley.
Series: Oneworld Classics S.
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st August 2007
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.418