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Sons and Lovers

by David Herbert Lawrence

Cambridge University Press | January 3, 2013 | Trade Paperback |

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Born within walking distance of ten Nottinghamshire pits, David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) was painfully aware that his frail physique and quiet character were ill suited to the mining industry upon which his community depended. The difficulties of his youth are manifest in Sons and Lovers, his first major novel and an insider''s portrayal of the culture of the collieries. Writing to a friend, Lawrence explained the seed of his plot: ''a woman of character and refinement goes into the lower class, and has no satisfaction in her own life''. Stemming from this are the intricate difficulties in the relationships of Paul Morel, the second son of this unhappy mother, torn between her overpowering influence and two vastly different women - the quiet, old-fashioned Miriam and the modern divorcee Clara. Although initially deemed indecent and rejected for publication, Sons and Lovers appeared for the first time in 1913.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: January 3, 2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1108057098

ISBN - 13: 9781108057097

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Sons and Lovers

by David Herbert Lawrence

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 528 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: January 3, 2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1108057098

ISBN - 13: 9781108057097

Table of Contents

1. The early married life of the Morels; 2. The birth of Paul, and another battle; 3. The casting off of Morel - the taking on of William; 4. The young life of Paul; 5. Paul launches into life; 6. Death in the family; 7. Lad-and-girl love; 8. Strife in love; 9. Defeat of Miriam; 10. Clara; 11. The test on Miriam; 12. Passion; 13. Baxter Dawes; 14. The release; 15. Derelict.

From the Publisher

Born within walking distance of ten Nottinghamshire pits, David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) was painfully aware that his frail physique and quiet character were ill suited to the mining industry upon which his community depended. The difficulties of his youth are manifest in Sons and Lovers, his first major novel and an insider''s portrayal of the culture of the collieries. Writing to a friend, Lawrence explained the seed of his plot: ''a woman of character and refinement goes into the lower class, and has no satisfaction in her own life''. Stemming from this are the intricate difficulties in the relationships of Paul Morel, the second son of this unhappy mother, torn between her overpowering influence and two vastly different women - the quiet, old-fashioned Miriam and the modern divorcee Clara. Although initially deemed indecent and rejected for publication, Sons and Lovers appeared for the first time in 1913.

About the Author

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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