Lady Chatterley's Lover

Recommended by Anthony Julius, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #14 in Adultery, Ranked #36 in 1920Ssee more rankings.

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

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Anthony Julius Of course, this book was also the object of censoring attention, culminating in a couple of trials (one in the States and one in Britain). But it’s also itself about the violation of norms – in this case, the violation of the marriage contract and the norm of monogamous living. (Source)

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