D. H. Lawrence: Sons and Lovers Trade edition
D.H. Lawrence's most widely read novel and one of the great works of twentieth-century literature, Sons and Lovers is now printed in full for the first time. In 1913, at the time of its first publication, Lawrence reluctantly agreed to the removal of no fewer than eighty passages which until now have never been restored. Here at last is the novel in the form that Lawrence himself wanted - a tenth longer than the incomplete and expurgated version that all previous editions have reprinted. Above all, here is a text that fulfils the plurals of the title: a book about William Morel as well as his younger brother Paul. The parents' blazing rows are presented in full, and the sexual encounters remind the reader how far the author was ahead of his time - some can surprise, even shock us now. Eighty years on, the novel is finally freed from interference and distortion with this complete and authoritative text. In a foreword the editors Helen Baron and Carl Baron summarise the composition and publication history.
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