As booksellers, we often overhear customers lamenting that they've always meant to read “that other Jane Austen novel,” or Graham Greene, or Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but just never found the time. We've tried to remedy that with our Classics I Forgot to Read Book Club by providing motivation and a welcoming space to share your thoughts.

In choosing our ‘classics’ over the past few years, we've tried to select titles that had some visibility among readers, but were not necessarily included in the standard high school English class. We've also sampled a range of genres, from mystery (The Long Goodbye) to comedy (Cold Comfort Farm) to stream-of-consciousness (To the Lighthouse). So, whether our picks are already gathering dust on your bookshelves or this is your first encounter with the literary canon, we encourage you to join us on the last Wednesday evening of every month for conversation about the classics.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

October 2006--Lady Chatterley's Lover

by D.H. Lawrence

The scandal that has followed Lady Chatterley’s Lover over the years is as much for its depiction of a sexual relationship between an aristocratic married woman and her lower-class gamekeeper as for its supposed obscenity. Connie Chatterley is a restless young woman whose husband has been rendered impotent by paralysis. She falls into an unlikely affair that leads to a genuine passion as well as a personal awakening. Not merely a love story, this novel explores the conflicts of the cerebral with the physical, shame with desire, and industrialization with nature.


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