Definition of Lady Chatterley's Lover from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Lady Chatterley's Lover

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a novel by D H Lawrence, first published in Italy in 1928. It is about an upper-class married woman who has a sexual affair with her gamekeeper (= a person whose job is to take care of animals that are kept on private land in order to be hunted). Lawrence was forbidden to publish the book in Britain until 1960 (1959 in the US) because of its detailed descriptions of sex and use of direct sexual language. However, in a famous British trial the publishers, Penguin Books, were found not guilty of obscenity (= using offensive sexual language) after publishing the book and it became an immediate success with the public.