So when Constance is thrown into contact with Oliver Mellors, her husband's gamekeeper, the results are explosive. He restores her sexuality and with it her zest in life and living.
When the book was published in 1928, it caused a sensation. Lawrence wrote of physical love with a lack of inhibition that startled his readers, but his scenes evoked lyrical tenderness and joy. They still do. This edition, banned in the United States until 1959, was the first complete and unexpurgated text of Lawrence's finest and most famous novel.
"The most tender, poignant and liberated love story of all time." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)