With her soft brown hair, lithe figure and big, wondering eyes, Constance Chatterley is possessed of a certain vitality. Yet she is deeply unhappy; married to an invalid, she is almost as inwardly paralysedas her husband Clifford is paralysed below the waist. It is not until she finds refuge in the arms of Mellors the game-keeper that she feels regenerated. Together they move from an outer world of chaos towards an inner-world of fulfilment.
Included here, in his essay A Propos of 'Lady Chatterley's Lover', are Lawrence's own, final thoughts on male-female relationships in the modern world.