It was interesting to refresh myself on some classic D. H. Lawrence. If you're strictly reading this as a period piece, most of the stories are quite humorous, even when they're not 'humorous'. But since I'm a product of my generation, I can still enjoy a number of the stories on their own merit, but the way women are treated in others just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Of course, it then behooves me to read deeper into the milieu and see that, in fact, this author really does respect women, as far as it goes and despite his stormy relationship. I really ought to read a lot more of his works to be fair.