The Rainbow

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Collector's Library, 2005 - Midlands (England) - 65 pages
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D. H. Lawrence expected The Rainbow to have 'a bit of a fight' before it was accepted, but 'The fight will have to be made, that is all'. It was suppressed, just over a month after publication, in November 1915. The American publisher would make thirteen further cuts and 'dribble out' the book quietly. In 1930 the British government would again consider suppressing a new printing of The Rainbow. Professor Mark Kinkead-Weekes gives the composition history and collates the surviving states of the text to assess the damage done to Lawrence's novel, and to provide a text as close to that which the author wrote as is now possible. The final manuscript, revisions in the typescript and the first edition are recorded in full in the textual apparatus so the reader can follow the novel's development and evaluate what outside interference may have done to it. Also included are Explanatory notes to historical references and allusions, and an interior chronology of the book itself.
 

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User Review  - ursula - LibraryThing

Hm, this one is a bit of a puzzle for me. At first, I was engrossed in it, both the style of writing and the story. But after a while, probably about the halfway point, I was no longer enjoying myself ... Read full review

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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

David Lodge's blurb for this is: "Lawrence is the most Dostoevskian of English novelists." He means that both sides of an ideological dispute get their say; here, individual vs community, religion vs ... Read full review

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Contents

How Tom Brangwen Married a Polish Lady
7
They Live at the Marsh
64
Childhood of Anna Lensky
105
Girlhood of Anna Brangwen
125
Wedding at the Marsh
172
Anna Victrix
186
The Cathedral
256
The Child
275
First Love
369
Shame
436
The Mans World
461
The Widening Circle
540
The Bitterness of Ecstasy
559
The Rainbow
631
Afterword
648
Bibliography
656

The Marsh and the Flood
313
The Widening Circle
340

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D. H. Lawrence (1885 1930), English novelist, poet, short-story writer, and essayist who profoundly influenced modern English fiction.

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