You voted and selected this title over Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, so hopefully this is the one you voted for.
I have very little experience with Lawrence. I read Sons and Lovers by him last year and was left feeling a little..."meh" about the whole thing. However, I have heard that this title is far superior and I am looking forward to reading it.
If you aren't sure if this is something you are interested in, here is a synopsis taken from Goodreads.com:
"Perhaps the most famous of Lawrence's novels, the 1928 Lady Chatterley's Lover is no longer distinguished for the once shockingly explicit treatment of its subject matter--the adulterous affair between a sexually unfulfilled upper-class married woman and the gamekeeper who works for the estate owned by her husband. Now that we're used to reading about sex, and seeing it in the movies, it's apparent that the novel is memorable for better reasons: namely, Lawrence's masterful and lyrical writing, and a story that takes us bodily into the world of its characters."
It certainly sounds interesting, doesn't it?
I have organized this readalong into two posts. Each post will cover half of the book and will take place on the following two days:
- Post 1 will be posted on April 15: Post 1 will cover the first half of the novel (the first ten chapters-in my edition it is 146 pages)
- Post 2 will be posted on April 30: post 2 will cover the second half of the novel (chapter eleven to the end-in my edition it is just over 150 pages)
If you want in, please comment and leave me a link to your blog so I can link you here (that way we can all cheer you on!). Keep in mind that all participants of my readalongs who complete the readalong are getting something special (more on that when you finish one!), so sign up if you're interested!
I only require my participants to make their post and link it here. You don't have to comment on other participants' posts, but of course, that is always encouraged.
Please spread the word around so that someone (hopefully YOU) might decide to join me. :)
Lit Addicted Brit