Sons and Lovers: (A Modern Library E-Book) by D.H. Lawrence

Sons and Lovers: (A Modern Library E-Book)

byD.H. Lawrence

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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

Sons and Lovers is one of the landmark novels of the twentieth century. It was immediately recognized as the first great modern restatement of the oedipal drama when it appeared in 1913 and is widely considered the major work of D. H. Lawrence's early period. This intensely autobiographical novel recounts the story of Paul Morel, a young artist growing to manhood in a British working-class family rife with conflict. The author's vivid evocation of life in a Nottingham mining village in the years before the First World War and his depiction of the all-consuming nature of possessive love and sexual attraction make this one of his most powerful novels.

'Of all Lawrence's work, Sons and Lovers, tells us most about the emotional source of his ideas,' observed Diana Trilling. 'The famous Lawrence theme of the struggle for sexual power--and he is sure that all the struggles of civilized life have their root in this primary contest--is the constantly elaborated statement of the fierce battle which tore Lawrence's family.' For Kate Millett, 'Sons and Lovers is a great novel because it has the ring of something written from deeply felt experience. The past remembered, it conveys more of Lawrence's own knowledge of life than anything else he wrote. His other novels appear somehow artificial beside it.'
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. Law...
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Title:Sons and Lovers: (A Modern Library E-Book)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 1, 2000Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0679641653

ISBN - 13:9780679641650

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great this is DH Lawrence at his best. this novel remains one of the 20th greats for British writing
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overrated Often this is a required reading for English Literature students but the reality is really not got a broad appeal to readers.
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not my cup of tea I had to read this for school and I didn't enjoy it. Since it was for a 20th century literature course I assume that it was an important work in its time but I don't understand why it has so much hype. The themes and plot didn't feel original or appeal to me. Maybe the topic was intriguing and made it a classic.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Novel This is really a fantastic novel. The relationships between the mother and the sons are portrayed very well. The scene where the son buys an umbrella for his mother, and the description of how she carries it proudly around with her is especially well done.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok This was ok but I'm not sure why it's considered such a great novel. Maybe in it's period it was important or groundbreaking.
Date published: 2016-11-24