"Nothingness! To accept the great nothingness of life seemed to be the one end of living. All the many busy and important little things that make up the grand sum-total of nothingness!"
Constance Chatterley had never thought much about sex until she had to live without it. Her husband, a respectable nobleman, returns from the first World War paralyzed from the waist down. Now Lady Chatterley has to care for her disabled husband and live a passionless, pointless existence. Clifford settles as a writer, seeking what he calls the "Bitch Goddess" of success. He also tells his wife that he wants to have a child, even if she has to sleep with another man in order to have one. Her life couldn't be emptier and lonelier. The only things going for her are the fascinating discussions between Clifford and his friends. But then things change when she meets the somewhat taciturn gamekeeper. A tumultuous and intense affair ensue between the gamekeeper and his mistress. But will Lady Chatterley find happiness and satisfaction in living two separate lives? Will she find the fulfillment she needs, or will she be left all the more bereft?
First published in 1927, Lady Chatterley's Lover is D.H. Lawrence's most accomplished novel. He succeeds in bringing out the psychological and emotional implications brought on from a sexual affair. He also questions morality and people's individual take on sexuality. The Second Lady Chatterley's Lover is the uncensored edition -- the version that was never intended to be shown. I couldn't put it down. This is one of the most intelligent erotic novels I have ever read. No wonder this is such a celebrated classic. It opened the doors to authors like Anais Nin (Delta of Venus) and Pauline Reage (The Story of O). I'm glad I got a copy of this edition. I will keep it in my library for future rereads.