‘I always labour at the same thing, to make the sex relation valid and precious instead of shameful. And this novel is the furthest I’ve gone. To me it is beautiful and tender as the naked self.’ – D.H. Lawrence
Writing early in the 20th century, Lawrence challenged the effects of modern thought and industrial life, believing they ran counter to people’s natural instincts and undermined their emotional health. He made many enemies and suffered persecution
for his views. However, despite having to wait until 1960 for uncensored publication of
Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Lawrence’s most controversial novel eventually brought about a radical and positive change to our writing and reading about sex.