Lady Chatterley?s Lover has been notorious since it was written. Banned for 30 years it was published unexpurgated, by Penguin Books in 1960 and immediately became the first novel charged under the newly written Obscene Publications Act. The famous story of life, love and society in 1920s England, re-worked as an hilarious comic book by 'Britain?s zaniest cartoonist' Hunt Emerson.
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 game keeper who works for the estate owned by her wheelchaired 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, that Lawrence was a masterful and lyrical writer, whose story takes us bodily into the world of its characters.