I think a lot of people missed the point of Lady Chatterly’s Lover. They only know it as “pornographic groundbreaker” when it was not that, but rather a very direct hit on Victorian era hypocrisy.

I have a favorite D H Lawrence quote… He was in Mexico City at the time and Somerset Maugham came through for a spell with his younger male partner. When Maugham left to go back to Europe Lawrence said, “He wasn’t happy here and he won’t be happy there.” or something to that effect.

Whether that was Maugham’s whole life or not, I do not know, but he was a great writer.

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