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Aaron's Rod

by D. H. Lawrence

The protagonist of this picaresque novel, Aaron Sisson, is a union official in the coal mines of the English Midlands, trapped in a stale marriage. He is also an amateur, but talented, flautist. <P> <P> At the start of the story he walks out on his wife and two children and decides on impulse to visit Italy. His dream is to become recognised as a professional musician. During his travels he encounters and befriends Rawdon Lilly, a Lawrence-like writer who nurses Aaron back to health when he is taken ill in post-war London. Having recovered his health, Aaron arrives in Florence. Here he moves in intellectual and artistic circles, argues about politics, leadership and submission, and has an affair with an aristocratic lady. The novel ends with an anarchist or fascist explosion that destroys Aaron's instrument. Many incidents in the novel have direct parallels with events in Lawrence's own life.

Aaron's Rod

by D. H. Lawrence

Written in the years following World War I and set in postwar England and Italy, Aaron's Rod questions many of the accepted social and political institutions of Lawrence's generation, and raises issues as valid for our own time as they were for his. The novel's hero is an Everyman who flees the destruction in England and his failing marriage and who, like Lawrence himself, becomes absorbed in discovering and understanding the nature of the political and religious ideologies that shaped western civilization.

D. H. Lawrence The Dover Reader

by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) created controversial works that explore the dehumanizing effects of modern life. But in his lifetime the novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist was regarded as little more than a pornographer. Today Lawrence is praised for his artistic vision as well as his integrity, and his books and other writings rank among the English literary canon.This anthology presents the complete text of Lawrence's masterpiece, Sons and Lovers. Additional features include an essay, "Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious," and the short stories "The Prussian Officer," "Odour of Chrysanthemums," and "England, My England." Additional selections include "Snake" and other poems.

D. H. Lawrence - Selected Stories

by D. H. Lawrence Louise Welsh Sue Wilson

D. H. Lawrence was one of the great short story writers of the 20th century. This new collection of ten stories shows the variety of his achievement as the works develop from an early realism towards myth and fairy tale, murder, and ghost stories. A scholarly tome for studying Lawrence's work, it includes a Foreword, (with footnotes), a time line of Lawrence's life, a List of Suggested Reading , extensive notes on the texts used and how they has been supported, the stories thenselves, then an extensive glossary and combined notes on the stories.

England, My England

by D. H. Lawrence

The son of a miner, the prolific novelist, poet, and travel writer David Herbert Lawrence was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, in 1885. He attended Nottingham University and found employment as a schoolteacher. His first novel, The White Peacock, was published in 1911, the same year his beloved mother died and he quit teaching after contracting pneumonia. The next year Lawrence published Sons and Lovers and ran off to Germany with Frieda Weekley, his former tutor's wife. His masterpieces The Rainbow and Women in Love were completed in quick succession, but the first was suppressed as indecent and the second was not published until 1920. Lawrence's lyrical writings challenged convention, promoting a return to an ideal of nature where sex is seen as a sacrament. In 1928 Lawrence's final novel, Lady Chatterley's Lover, was banned in England and the United States for indecency. He died of tuberculosis in 1930 in Venice.

The Essential D.H. Lawrence

by D. H. Lawrence

All the major works of English author, playwright and poet D. H. Lawrence together with an active table of contents: Aaron's Rod Amores Bay A Book of Poems England, My England Fantasia of the Unconscious Look! We Have Come Through! The Lost Girl New Poems The Prussian Officer Sons and Lovers Tortoises Touch and Go The Trespasser Twilight in Italy Women in Love

The Fox

by D. H. Lawrence

Lawrence's brilliant story of two women and the intruder who threatens their love.

El jardín de las Hespérides

by D. H. Lawrence

El escritor E.M. Forster, coetáneo y amigo de Lawrence, le consideraba el novelista de su generación más imaginativo. Esta afirmación es más que evidente en las siete novelas cortas que escribió en el transcurso de su vida y que el lector encontrará en este volumen. En El muñeco del capitán, El zorro y La mariquita, publicadas conjuntamente y por primera vez en 1932, Lawrence expresa su punto de vista sobre el poder y el liderazgo del mundo tras la Primera Guerra Mundial.La virgen y el gitano y La princesa son dos hermosas historias muy bien trazadas, mientras que en St Mawr, situada en Nuevo México, y El gallo escapado, una extraordinaria reescritura de la resurrección de Jesucristo, el autor evoca la riqueza y profundidad del símbolo. La edición que el lector tiene en sus manos ha sido revisada y corregida a la luz de las versiones publicadas por Cambridge University Press en 1983, 1992 y 2005.«Es un intoxicador... ¿Ha existido nunca alguien tan capaz como él de dar vida a gentes y lugares de forma tan intensa?»Doris Lessing

Lady Chatterley's Lover

by D. H. Lawrence

E. L. James has nothing on D. H. Lawrence. The upper class Constance Chatterley is trapped in a marriage with a paraplegic and emotionally distant husband. She finds a release in a torrid affair with her gardener, through which she is able to discover the physical joy that is a necessary compliment to mental fulfillment. Because of the graphic nature of the content, the book was highly controversial and could not legally be published in England until 32 years after it was written, when it was the subject of an obscenity trial. It was also banned in several countries. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Lady Chatterley's Lover

by D. H. Lawrence

One of the major works of fiction written during the twentieth century, D. H. Lawrence's last novel is an erotic celebration of life. Described by The New York Times as "our time's most significant romance," the controversial book was banned, burned, and the subject of a landmark obscenity trial. Printed privately in Florence in 1928, it was not published in Great Britain until 1960, after having long scandalized society with its sexually explicit descriptions of lovemaking, its bold use of four-letter words that were considered vulgar, and a storyline in which the lovers were of different social stations.Lawrence's classic tale of love and discovery pits the paralyzed and callous Clifford Chatterley against two major characters: Constance, his wife -- a lonely, indecisive woman trapped in a sterile marriage -- and her persuasive lover, Oliver Mellors, the robust and blunt-spoken gamekeeper of her husband's estate. The lyrical tale of their passionate, adulterous love affair has transported generations of readers into a world filled with natural beauty and seething with human emotion. A masterfully written opus, this extraordinary love story is essential reading for any study of twentieth-century literature.

Lady Chatterley's Lover

by D. H. Lawrence

In Lady Chatterley's Lover, Lawrence argues for individual regeneration, which can be found only through the relationship between man and woman (and, he asserts sometimes, man and man). Love and personal relationships are the threads that bind this novel together. Lawrence explores a wide range of different types of relationships. The reader sees the brutal, bullying relationship between Mellors and his wife Bertha, who punishes him by preventing his pleasure. There is Tommy Dukes, who has no relationship because he cannot find a woman who he respects intellectually and at the same time finds desirable. There is also the perverse, maternal relationship that ultimately develops between Clifford and Mrs. Bolton after Connie has left. Masterful written, one of the most important novels of all time.

Lady Chatterley's Lover

by D. H. Lawrence

Lady Chatterley's Lover was inspired by the long-standing affair between Frieda, Lawrence's aristocratic German wife, and an Italian peasant who eventually became her third husband; Lawrence's struggle with sexual impotence; and the circumstances of his and Frieda's courtship and the early years of their marriage. Constance Chatterley, married to an aristocrat and mine owner whose war wounds have left him paralyzed and impotent, has an affair with Mellors, a gamekeeper, becomes pregnant, and considers abandoning her husband. One of the seminal class novels of the century, it was considered flagrantly pornographic when first published in 1928. The book also exists in two other, completely different versions: The First Lady Chatterley and John Thomas and Lady Jane. Lawrence considered Lady Chatterley's Lover to be definitive, and the one least likely to be prosecuted, and although its early banning proved him wrong, a famous obscenity trial some three decades after his death in 1930 finally cleared it for wider dissemination.

Lady Chatterley's Lover

by D. H. Lawrence

When first published privately in Italy, in 1928, Lady Chatterly's Lover was too risqué for readers and was considered unprintable. It wasn't until three decades later, in 1960, that the novel could be printed openly in the United Kingdom. Much debate has gone into what constitutes erotic literature; but whether the novel was about a scandalous affair or a quest for purity, or about the class system and social conflict, one needs to read it for oneself to find the message that lies within.

Little Novels of Sicily

by D. H. Lawrence Giovanni Verga

FIRST PUBLISHED in a single volume in 1883, the stories collected in Little Novels of Sicily are drawn from the Sicily of Giovanni Verga's childhood, reported at the time to be the poorest place in Europe. Verga's style is swift, sure, and implacable; he plunges into his stories almost in midbreath, and tells them with a stark economy of words. There's something dark and tightly coiled at the heart of each story, an ironic, bitter resolution that is belied by the deceptive simplicity of Verga's prose, and Verga strikes just when the reader's not expecting it.Translator D. H. Lawrence surely found echoes of his own upbringing in Verga's sketches of Sicilian life: the class struggle between property owners and tenants, the relationship between men and the land, and the unsentimental, sometimes startlingly lyric evocation of the landscape. Just as Lawrence veers between loving and despising the industrial North and its people, so too Verga shifts between affection for and ironic detachment from the superstitious, uneducated, downtrodden working poor of Sicily. If Verga reserves pity for anyone or anything, it is the children and the animals, but he doesn't spare them. In his experience, it is the innocents who suffer first and last and always."The Little Novels of Sicily have that sense of the wholeness of life, the spare exuberance, the endless inflections and overtones, and the magnificent and thrilling vitality of major literature."-- The New York Times"In these stories the whole Sicily of the 1860s lives before us . . . and whether his subject be the brutal bloodshed of an abortive revolution or the simple human comedy that can attend even deep mourning, Verga never loses his complete artistic mastery of his material."-- The Times Literary SupplementFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

The Lost Girl

by D. H. Lawrence

"The Lost Girl," D. H. Lawrence's forgotten novel, is a passionate tale of longing and sexual defiance, of devastation and destitution. Alvina Houghton, the daughter of a widowed Midlands draper, comes of age just as her father's business is failing. In a desperate attempt to regain his fortune and secure his daughter's proper upbringing, James Houghton buys a theater. Among the traveling performers he employs is Ciccio, a sensual Italian who immediately captures Alvina's attention. Fleeing with him to Naples, she leaves her safe world behind and enters one of sexual awakening, desire, and fleeting freedom.

Olor a crisantemos

by D. H. Lawrence

Olor a crisantemos, escrito en 1909 y por tanto, parte del denominado periodo formativo de D.H. Lawrence, en el que sus cuentos todavía podían considerarse naturalistas, es un relato sobrecogedor inspirado en la muerte de su tío, James Lawrence, en el derrumbamiento de la mina de Brinsley, y en la vida de sus padres. Lawrence escribió en el transcurso de su vida más de cincuenta relatos, muy poco conocidos, y todo ellos extraordinarios y esenciales para comprender a uno de los escritores británicos más relevantes del siglo XX, tristemente conocido por los escándalos que rodearon su obra y el rechazo de sus contemporáneos, que por su agudeza a la hora de comprender los males del siglo.Este relato forma parte de la antología Tú me acariciaste y otros relatos.

The Prussian Officer

by D. H. Lawrence

The son of a miner, the prolific novelist, poet, and travel writer David Herbert Lawrence was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, in 1885. He attended Nottingham University and found employment as a schoolteacher. His first novel, The White Peacock, was published in 1911, the same year his beloved mother died and he quit teaching after contracting pneumonia. The next year Lawrence published Sons and Lovers and ran off to Germany with Frieda Weekley, his former tutor's wife. His masterpieces The Rainbow and Women in Love were completed in quick succession, but the first was suppressed as indecent and the second was not published until 1920. Lawrence's lyrical writings challenged convention, promoting a return to an ideal of nature where sex is seen as a sacrament. In 1928 Lawrence's final novel, Lady Chatterley's Lover, was banned in England and the United States for indecency. He died of tuberculosis in 1930 in Venice.

The Rainbow

by D. H. Lawrence

The Brangwen family has lived in Nottinghamshire for generations. The Rainbow tells the story of the three generations of Brangwens who live at Marsh Farm from 1840 to the early 1900 s. In this book, D. H. Lawrence explored the impact of sexuality upon human relationships with such frankness that, shortly after its publication in 1915, it was brought to trial for obscenity.

The Rainbow

by D. H. Lawrence

The story of 3 generations of a passionate Nottinghamshire family whose love affairs move backward and forward across the years. Part 1 of Lawrence's trilogy, that also includes Women In Love and Aaron's Rod.

The Rainbow

by D. H. Lawrence Daphne Merkin

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all timePronounced obscene when it was first published in 1915, The Rainbow is the epic story of three generations of the Brangwens, a Midlands family. A visionary novel, considered to be one of Lawrence's finest, it explores the complex sexual and psychological relationships between men and women in an increasingly industrialized world. "Lives are separate, but life is continuous--it continues in the fresh start by the separate life in each generation," wrote F. R. Leavis. "No work, I think, has presented this perception as an imaginatively realized truth more compellingly than The Rainbow."

The Rainbow and Women in Love

by D. H. Lawrence

The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence follows three generations of the Brangwen family, focusing on the sexual dynamics of, and relations between, the characters. Lawrence's frank treatment of sexual desire and the power plays within relationships as a natural and even spiritual force of life caused The Rainbow to be prosecuted in an obscenity trial in late 1915, as a result of which all copies were seized and burnt. After this ban it was unavailable in Britain for 11 years. Women in Love is a sequel to The Rainbow. Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen are two sisters living in the Midlands of England in the 1910s. Ursula is a teacher, Gudrun an artist. They meet two men who live nearby, Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich. The four become friends. Ursula and Birkin become involved and Gudrun eventually begins a love affair with Gerald. All four are deeply concerned with questions of society, politics, and the relationship between men and women. Birkin asks Ursula to marry him, and she agrees. Gerald and Gudrun's relationship, however, becomes stormy.

Sea and Sardinia

by D. H. Lawrence

Renowned author D. H. Lawrence recounts his voyage to Sardinia in this spellbinding travelogue In January of 1921, D. H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, set out for unspoiled country: the pristine island of Sardinia. For the following nine days, Lawrence fixes his unflinching gaze upon the Mediterranean island, where ancient ruins collide with the detritus of a modernizing society. Blending mythology with historical fact, his account is both lyrical and shrewdly observed. With a keen awareness of the socio-political climate, Lawrence captures a Sardinia that is both timeless and of the moment. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Sea and Sardinia

by D. H. Lawrence

In January 1921, D. H. Lawrence and his wife Frieda visited Sardinia. Although the trip lasted only nine days, Lawrence wrote an intriguing account of Sardinian life that not only evokes the place, people and local customs but is also deeply revealing about the writer himself. Remarkable for its metaphoric and symbolic descriptions, the book is transfused with the author's anger and joy. His prejudices and his political prophecies make "Sea and Sardinia" a unique and dynamic piece of travel writing.

Selected Short Stories

by D. H. Lawrence

Seven of the best Lawrence stories, each turning on some facet of sexual feeling, attitude, or convention. "The Prussian Officer" focuses on an aristocratic captain's homoerotic obsession for his young orderly. "The Shadow in the Rose Garden" and "The White Stocking" deal with sexual jealousy. "Daughters of the Vicar" brilliantly describes two exceedingly class-conscious mating rituals. "The Christening," "Second Best" and "Odour of Chrysanthemums" etch memorable portraits of a family's shame at an illegitimate birth, a country courtship, and a brutish marriage abbreviated by death. Note.

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