From “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”, by DH Lawrence

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“Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.”

Among many other things, DH Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover from 1928 is a novel of the First World War, its aftermath and its legacy. For tonight’s story I have recorded its introductory chapter. Speaking of good quotes, LCL is chock full of them. Here are two more for your reading pleasure:

“There’s lots of good fish in the sea…maybe…but the vast masses seem to be mackerel or herring, and if you’re not mackerel or herring yourself, you are likely to find very few good fish in the sea.”

“Sex and a cocktail: they both lasted about as long, had the same effect, and amounted to the same thing.”

From “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”, by DH Lawrence [22:40]

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