Chatterley sex scene
With one exception, modern conversation liberally employs (those words and many more; and the lady who falls in love with her husband’s gamekeeper is a familiar figure.Also, everyone knows now—even judges and journalists—that D. Lawrence was a “serious” writer, that he himself disapproved of pornography, that he was no ghost for the Olympia Press. During this novel’s recent encounter with the law, it could be bought freely or sent anywhere by Railway Express; only the mails were closed to it.
Some readers deplore this hygienic intention, others applaud it, but few people would claim that this novel stands among Lawrence’s best fiction. Its released caused a scandal due to its explicit sex scenes, including previously banned four-letter words, and because the lovers were a working-class male and an aristocratic female....