"Look!" she said. "Look, my pretty!" She thrust the infant forward to the crimson, throbbing sun, almost with relief. She saw him lift his little fist. Then she put him to her bosom again, ashamed almost of her impulse to give him back again whence he came. "If he lives," she thought to herself, "what will become of him-what will he be?" Her heart was anxious. "I will call him Paul," she said suddenly; she knew not why. After a while she went home. -D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers Book I D, Worth Reading, Book Worms, Book Beautiful, Lawrence Style, Reading Hav Reading, Bans Book, Challenges Book, Lawrence 1913
Lady Chatterley´s Lover by D.H. Lawrence, first published in 1928. Lawrence’s novel attracted attention due to its use of words deemed “unpublishable”, as well as the taboo topic of inter-class sex. It wasn’t until 1960 that an unexpurgated copy was sold in the UK, and that was the basis for an obscenity trial. In Australia, not only was the book banned, but a book about the trial of the banning of the book was banned too.
Lady Chatterleys Lover (and its rather unassuming cover...) including it because the ban on this book in the US wasnt overturned until 1959.
Women in Love is more an exploration of the meaning of live both philosophically and culturally than a traditional love story. In his attempt to make his characters Bohemian and modern, Lawrence has made them rather unlikeable and perhaps even, unloveable.
After Visiting Friends: A Son's Story - Recommended by Tracy: "An extremely well-written memoir."