Women in Love

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Wordsworth Editions, Jan 1, 1992 - Fiction - 426 pages
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Lawrence's finest, most mature novel initially met with disgust and incomprehension. In the love affairs of two sisters, Ursula with Rupert, and Gudrun with Gerald, critics could only see a sorry tale of sexual depravity and philosophical obscurity. Women in Love is, however, a profound response to a whole cultural crisis. The 'progress' of the modern industrialised world had led to the carnage of the First World War. What, then, did it mean to call ourselves 'human'? On what grounds could we place ourselves above and beyond the animal world? What are the definitive forms of our relationships - love, marriage, family, friendship - really worth? And how might they be otherwise? Without directly referring to the war, Women in Love explores these questions with restless energy. As a sequel to The Rainbow, the novel develops experimental techniques which made Lawrence one of the most important writers of the Modernist movement.
  

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****Spoiler Alert*** This book was hard work from beginning to end. The narrative is arduous and the whole novel is merely a vehicle for Lawrence to proselytise about love and relationships between ... Read full review

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Imagine if you could strip away what we normally think of as "personality" and see people as they are in the layer underneath. I believe that was what Lawrence was trying to do, as a novelist -- or so ... Read full review

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Contents

Sisters
3
n Shortlands
17
Diver
36
In the Train
42
Crime de Menthe
50
Fetish
64
Breadalby
68
Coaldust
93
xvm Rabbit
202
Moony
211
Gladiatorial
230
Threshold
240
Woman to Woman
253
xxm Excurse
262
Death and Love
280
Marriage or Not
306

Sketchbook
101
An bland
104
Carpeting
113
Mino
122
Waterparty
132
Sunday Evening
164
Man to Man
171
The Industrial Magnate
182
A Chair
309
Flitting
318
xxvin Gudrun in the Pompadour
332
Continental
337
Snowed Up
385
Exeunt
415
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About the author (1992)

D(avid) H(erbert) Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885. His father was a coal miner and Lawrence grew up in a mining town in England. He always hated the mines, however, and frequently used them in his writing to represent both darkness and industrialism, which he despised because he felt it was scarring the English countryside. Lawrence attended high school and college in Nottingham and, after graduation, became a school teacher in Croyden in 1908. Although his first two novels had been unsuccessful, he turned to writing full time when a serious illness forced him to stop teaching. Lawrence spent much of his adult life abroad in Europe, particularly Italy, where he wrote some of his most significant and most controversial novels, including Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterly's Lover. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, who had left her first husband and her children to live with him, spent several years touring Europe and also lived in New Mexico for a time. Lawrence had been a frail child, and he suffered much of his life from tuberculosis. Eventually, he retired to a sanitorium in Nice, France. He died in France in 1930, at age 44. In his relatively short life, he produced more than 50 volumes of short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel journals, and letters, in addition to the novels for which he is best known.

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