Sea and Sardinia

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Penguin Books, 1999 - Drama - 213 pages
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"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."--BOOK JACKET. "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."--BOOK JACKET. "The Cambridge edition restores censored passages and corrects corrupt textual readings to reveal for the first time the book Lawrence himself called "A marvel of veracity.""--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Jenni - Goodreads

Not the most compelling narrative as far as travel writing goes. Lawrence's writing is fantastic, and he makes some very interesting observations about the people and politics of Sardinia. But he has a tendency to ramble and repeat himself quite a bit, which made it a very slow read. Read full review

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User Review  - Lydia - Goodreads

Lawrence's prose is beautiful, absolutely stunning in this travel book. Far from being Baedeker, as he points out, his grumpy, yet fascinated description of his travels is somewhat reminiscent of ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

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 to devote himself to writing. The next year Lawrence published Sons and Lovers and ran off to Germany with Frieda Weekley, his former tutor's wife; they married in 1914. Suffering from tuberculosis, he was in constant flight from his ill health, traveling through Europe and around the world by way of Australia and Mexico, settling for a time in Taos, NM. During his life, he produced more than forty volumes of fiction, poetry, drama, criticism, philosophy and travel writing. Among his most famous works are The Rainbow (1915), Women in Love (1920) and Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928). He died in 1930 in Venice.

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