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As in much of Lawrence's fiction, a key theme in Lady Chatterley is the contrast between the

vitality of nature and the mechanised monotony of mining and industrialism.


In Lady Chatterley, there are signs of dissatisfaction and resentment from the

Tevershall coal pit colliers


In Lady Chatterley, Mellors can slip in and out of his

Derbyshire dialect


Why were there obscenity trials surrounding Penguin's publication of the unexpurgated Lady Chatterley, in 1960?

The Obscene Publications Act of 1959 allowed publishers to escape conviction if they could show that a work was of literary merit. Objections were mainly due to the use of "fuck" and "cunt." The verdict was "not guilty," a landmark precedent.