Who is Mr X?

Beat About The Book

X is the letter of the week and I have a Quiz today.

Here are a few clues. Can you figure out who Mr X is? And also the book he appears in? (Just to clarify: His name does not begin with the letter X)

  1. Although the book is named after him, X’s name doesn’t appear in the title.
  2. X is the protagonist of a path-breaking novel first published privately in Florence, Italy in 1920.
  3. When it was published some 30 years later in Britain by Penguin Books, the publishers were persecuted under the Obscene Publications Act. They however came out winners on the grounds that the book was a work of ‘literary merit’.
  4. X works as a blacksmith till he runs off to join the war. Finally he ends up as a gamekeeper at a nobleman’s estate.
  5. The book talks of his affair with an upper-class woman.

 

Do leave your answers in the comments. I’ve enabled comment moderation. The answer will be up this Tuesday.

Edited to add: The character is Oliver Mellors from Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence. The book created quite a stir when it came out.
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Linking up to ABC Wednesday for the letter X. As always, grateful to Mrs Nesbitt for coming up with the idea for this wonderful meme.

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12 thoughts on “Who is Mr X?

  1. Melody

    The first (and only) thing that comes to my mind is Lady Chatterly’s lover…

    Wishing you not only a wonderful abc-day / – week but also a very mery christmas !
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

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  2. sreejapraveen

    Ah, well….. He shares your initials from the other blog,doesn’t he ? 😛

    Pls don’t tell me it isn’t Oliver Mellors, from Lady Chatterley’s Lover 😛

    Good going, Tulika. I love this blog of yours…. I’ve been out of action for so long now… Need to get back to writing soon!

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    1. Beat About The Book Post author

      Ha ha Sreeja that never struck me at all – that our initials match. Yes you’ve been away too long but you remain my ‘super star guesser’. Do get back soon.

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  3. Beat About The Book Post author

    Melody and Su-Sieee Mac you got the book, now name the character. Wil – you’re just a little off the mark. Sreeja – bingo, he’s the guy.

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