Lady Chatterley's Lover (Penguin Popular Classics)

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Constance Chatterley is unhappy. Married to an invalid, she is almost as inwardly paralysed as her husband Clifford is below the waist. It is not until she finds refuge in the arms of Mellors the game-keeper, that she feels regenerated, and together they move towards an inner world of fulfillment.

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Perhaps the most famous of Lawrence's novels, the 1928 Lady Chatterley's Lover is no longer distinguished for the once shockingly explicit treatment of its subject matter--the adulterous affair between a sexually unfulfilled upper-class married woman and the gamekeeper who works for the estate owned by her husband. Now that we're used to reading about sex, and seeing it in the movies, it's apparent that the novel is memorable for better reasons: namely, Lawrence's masterful and lyrical writing, and a story that takes us bodily into the world of its characters.

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Maxine Peake[ s]... fully vocalized performance, unpretentious, intimate and non-judgmental, is all Lawrence himself could have hoped for from an interpretation of his novel. An outstanding production of a groundbreaking classic. featured in SoundCommentary's 'Best Audiobooks of 2011' list - --Francine Levitov, SoundCommentary

[...] Naxos, which specialises in exceptional recordings of the English canon, has just issued it as an audiobook, beautifully read by Maxine Peake of Dinnerladies and Shameless. The audio version of perhaps the most controversial novel of the 20th century is a revelation... To Connie, her lover 'seemed so unlike a gamekeeper, so unlike a working man anyhow, although he had something in common with the local people'. Lawrence emphasises this point by the use of dialect, a theme that emerges more explicitly from Maxine Peake's exemplary reading. -- Robert McCrum, The Observer -- In describing Connie Chatterley's sensual awakenings in her couplings with Mellors, Lawrence exposes the dry intellectualism and harsh divisions in society represented by paralysed Clifford Chatterley and his milieu. Maxine Peake's tender and sympathetic reading subtly emphasises Lawrence's sincerity. He overdoes Connie's pulsating wombs and bowels at the expense of creating a complete and real person, and he ends the story before Connie and Mellors attempt a surely doomed life together but the novel's power cannot be denied. -- Rachel Redford, The Observer -- --The Observer

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