D.H. Lawrence, «Lady Chatterley's Lover»
Audiobook BBC | ISBN-10: 193425519X | 2006 | English | MP3 (128kb/s) | 104 Mb
D.H. Lawrence finished "Lady Chatterley's Lover" in 1928, but it was not published in an uncensored version until 1960.
Many contemporary critics of D.H. Lawrence viewed the Victorian love story as vulgar, and even pornographic. It was banned immediately upon publication in both the UK and the US. The obscenity trials which followed established legal precedents for literature which still endure.
At the heart, "Lady Chatterley's Lover" is a story about the invisible bonds between lovers, companions, and husbands and wives. Against this backdrop, Lawrence also explores the relationship between physical desire and spiritual fulfillment, often using sensual and explicitly sexual language.
This special edition of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" has been restored for a modern audience, including all previously censored material.
Excerpt from Lady Chatterley's Lover - Restored Modern Edition
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“Supreme pleasure?” she said, looking up at him. “Is that sort of idiocy the supreme pleasure of the life of the mind? No, thank you! Give me the body. I believe the life of the body is a greater reality than the life of the mind: when the body is really awakened to life. But so many people, like your famous wind-machine, have only got minds tacked on to their physical corpses.”
He looked at her in wonder.
“The life of the body,” he said, “is just the life of the animals.”
“And that’s better than the life of professional corpses. But it’s not true! The human body is only just coming to real life. With the Greeks it gave a lovely flicker, then Plato and Aristotle killed... -- Ch. 16
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