Aaron's Rod is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, started in 1917 and published in 1922.
The biblical title refers to the rod of Aaron in the Old Testament, Moses' brother who built the Golden Calf in the... More > desert for the worship of the Israelites. The rod, his divine symbol of authority and independence, finds its echo in the flute of Aaron Sissons.
The protagonist of this picaresque novel, Aaron Sisson, is a union official in the coal mines of the English Midlands, trapped in a stale marriage. He is also an amateur, but talented, flautist.< Less
Lady Chatterley's Lover is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, first published in 1928.The story concerns a young married woman, Constance (Lady Chatterley), whose upper-class husband, Clifford Chatterley,... More > described as a handsome, well-built man, has been paralysed from the waist down due to a war injury. In addition to Clifford's physical limitations, his emotional neglect of Constance forces distance between the couple. Her sexual frustration leads her into an affair with the gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors. The class difference between the couple highlights a major motif of the novel which is the unfair dominance of intellectuals over the working class. The novel is about Constance's realisation that she cannot live with the mind alone; she must also be alive physically. This realisation stems from a heightened sexual experience Constance has only felt with Mellors, suggesting that love can only happen with the element of the body, not the mind.< Less