Lady Chatterley’s Lover: Cartoons

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The famous novel by D.H. Lawrence of life and love in 1920s England, reworked as a hilarious comic book by Britain’s zaniest cartoonist, Hunt Emerson.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover has been notorious since it was written. Banned for 30 years, it was published in 1960, immediately becoming the first novel charged under the newly written Obscene Publications Act. Eventually acquitted in a blaze of publicity, the book has now been elevated to the status of the classic English novel. And now Hunt Emerson, the master of underground comics, puts his own spin on the story. Outrageous and hilarious by turns, Emerson’s take on the book is faithful to the original but much, much funnier.
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 game keeper who works for the estate owned by her wheelchaired 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, that Lawrence was a masterful and lyrical writer, whose story takes us bodily into the world of its characters.
The famous novel by D.H. Lawrence of life and love in 1920s England, reworked as a hilarious comic book by Britain’s zaniest cartoonist, Hunt Emerson.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover has been notorious since it was written. Banned for 30 years, it was published in 1960, immediately becoming the first novel charged under the newly written Obscene Publications Act. Eventually acquitted in a blaze of publicity, the book has now been elevated to the status of the classic English novel. And now Hunt Emerson, the master of underground comics, puts his own spin on the story. Outrageous and hilarious by turns, Emerson’s take on the book is faithful to the original but much, much funnier.