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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (37,619 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: D. H. Lawrence Narrator: Margaret Hilton Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 1995 ISBN: 9781470325275
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It is easy to smile at the consternation this novel caused readers in 1928. The unexpurgated edition was not allowed circulation in Great Britain until 1960. By comparison to today’s standards, passages that once scandalized, now seem quaint, even oddly innocent. But Lady Chatterley retains its appeal, not only as one of the first novels whose characters discussed sexuality openly, but as a moving story of a woman who defies convention to find happiness.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “No one ever wrote better about the power struggles of sex and love.”

    Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize–winning author

  • “His best novel.”

    Anaïs Nin

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

    Lawrence Durrell, author of the Alexandria Quartet

  • “It was a bomb, not a book.”

    Guardian (London)

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 1/20/2014

    " I read this book because I have been trying to read some of the "classics" and also because it was a banned book and I wanted to see what the hype was about. For the time it was written it was definitely racy with lots of f*** and c*** words scattered throughout. There are plenty of sex scenes. Lawrence does look at the class issue and the difference between men and women in this book and makes you think about how things were and how far we have come, although some things really haven't changed. Parts of the book were utterly boring. I'm not sure I would recommend it to my friends. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 1/15/2014

    " I might give this one two and a half stars. There were parts that I liked, and parts that annoyed me. I'm not sure that I can put into words my thoughts on this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 M O | 1/15/2014

    " I now understand why this book was "revolutionary" for its time, it really discussed how sex and passion plays in the life of a woman quite liberally. The book was just okay for me, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat Morrison | 1/12/2014

    " I think the hype around the story ruined this for me because I expected more and felt a bit disappointed. Having said that, I enjoyed the story and the excellent character descriptions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ana | 1/6/2014

    " Love, love, loved it! It's an amazing example of society, of human deffects and qualities.. It's one of the books you should never miss in a lifetime! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Mason | 12/25/2013

    " To good not to read.The laqdy of the house has an impotent husband.Has an affair with the gamekeeper.Banned when first written.Now mildly pornographic "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jasmine Quintana | 12/21/2013

    " Read this with a book group on BarnesandNoble.com about 9 years ago. It was really good. It's interesting to see what was considered risque back then compared to today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katy | 11/18/2013

    " Meh. I realize the historical importance of the novel but didn't find it all that exciting or interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joselyn Edwards | 11/8/2013

    " Hmm, It was alright. Ending left you hanging though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jana | 7/23/2013

    " So boring, especially for a book banned until the 1960s in some places. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holli Arnold | 5/10/2013

    " interesting senual metaphor on industrialization "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna Engel | 2/3/2013

    " I stopped reading this book due to a lack of relevance. In a post-sexual-revolution world, this novel comes across as pandering, paternalistic, and generally distasteful. I'm sure it was groundbreaking in it's day, but I don't care to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leni King | 9/6/2012

    " Read many years ago, but a classic bit of titillation, though tame by modern standards :) "

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About the Author

David Herbert Lawrence (1885–1930), novelist, short-story writer, poet, critic, playwright, and essayist, was one of the most important and controversial figures of twentieth-century English literature. His works confront the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization and are notable for their passionate intensity and for a sensuality that centers on the erotic. Though his opinions earned him enemies, persecution, and censorship during his lifetime, he is now recognized as an artistic visionary.