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Lady Chatterley's Lover is an 1928 novel by D. H. Lawrence, about a young married woman, Constance (Lady Chatterley), whose upper-class husband, has been paralyzed and rendered impotent, so she starts an affair with the gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors.
Due to its graphic sexual content, the novel created a great deal of controversy. In several countries, it was banned or heavily censored. The free release of Lady Chatterley's Lover was considered to be an important milestone of the sexual revolution of The Sixties.
Lady Chatterley's Lover provides examples of:
- Banned in China: First published in Florence, Italy, because it could not be published in the United Kingdom until 1960.
- Blue Blood: The Chatterley family
- Good Adultery, Bad Adultery
- The Loins Sleep Tonight: One reason Lady Chatterley strays: her husband is impotent due to an injury sustained in World War One
- Rags to Riches: Connie starts off from a working-class background, and marries Lord Chatterley, but she is not happy.
- Relationship Ceiling: Lord and Lady Chatterley have hit this, which is the real reason she cheats (even more than her husband's impotence.)
- Rich Suitor, Poor Suitor
- The Roaring Twenties
- Tsundere: Bertha Coutts The reason why Oliver is cheating on her with Connie
- Uptown Girl: This is the major source of dramatic conflict, where the well-bred lady of the gentry takes up with the gardener. Played with and doubled in that she was a Rags to Riches story herself, having been working-class before marrying her rich husband Lord Chatterley.
- Write What You Know: Based off the author's personal experiences as a cuckold.