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Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
Book DescriptionTaking its autobiographical inspiration from D.H. Lawrence's experience of growing up in a coal-mining town, "Sons and Lovers" is a vivid account of the conflict between class, family and personal desires. This "Penguin Classics" edition is edited by Helen Baron and Carl Baron, with an introduction by Blake Morrison, author of "When did you Last See your Father?" The marriage of Gertrude and Walter Morel has become a battleground. Repelled by her uneducated and violent husband, delicate Gertrude devotes her life to her children, especially to her sons, William and Paul - determined they will not follow their father into working down the coal mines. But conflict is evitable when Paul seeks to escape his mother's suffocating grasp through relationships with women his own age. Set in Lawrence's native Nottinghamshire, Sons and Lovers is a highly autobiographical and compelling portrayal of childhood, adolescence and the clash of generations. In his introduction, Blake Morrison discusses the novel's place in Lawrence's life and his depiction of the mother-son relationship, sex and politics. Using the complete and restored text of the Cambridge edition, this volume includes a new chronology and further reading by Paul Poplawski. D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930), English novelist, storywriter, critic, poet and painter, one of the greatest figures in 20th-century English literature. Lawrence published "Sons and Lovers" in 1913, but "The Rainbow", completed in 1915, was declared obscene and banned two months after first publication; and for three years he could not find a publisher for "Women in Love", which he completed in 1917. His last novel, Lady Chatterley's "Lover", was published in 1928, but banned in England and America. If you enjoyed "Sons and Lovers", you might like Lawrence's "The Rainbow", also available in "Penguin Classics". "Lawrence's masterpiece...a revelation". (Anthony Burgess, author of "A Clockwork Orange"). "His genius was for instant perception and vivid, passionate expression". ("The Times").
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141441443
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author D. H. Lawrence
Rainbow, Paperback (May 2016)
Tells the story of three generations of the Brangwen family and their struggles with each other and themselves.
Husbands and Sons, Paperback (November 2015)
On the cracked border of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire stands the village of Eastwood. The women of the village, wives and mothers, struggle to hold their families and their own souls together in the shadow of the great Brinsley pit.
Twilight in Italy, Paperback (May 2015)
D.H. Lawrence's first travel book and an important insight into the roots of his literary genius.
D. H. Lawrence the Dover Reader, Paperback (March 2015)» View all books by D. H. Lawrence
Discover the works of the controversial author with the complete text of Sons and Lovers plus an essay, "Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious"; three short stories; and several poems, including "Snake."
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Author Biography - D. H. Lawrence
D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930), English novelist, storywriter, critic, poet and painter, one of the greatest figures in 20th-century English literature. Among his works, Sons and Lovers appeared in 1913, The Rainbow (1915), Women In Love (1920), and many others. Blake Morrison was born in Skipton, Yorkshire, in 1950. His non-fiction books include And When Did You Last See Your Father? (1993), As If (1997), and Too True (1998), Things My Mother Never Told Me (2002), a collection of essays (and stories). Blake Morrison's first novel, The Justification of Johann Gutenberg, a fictional portrait of the 15th-century printer and the inventor of movable type, was published in 2000.
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