Sons and Lovers

Paperback | February 26, 2009

byD. H. LawrenceEditorDavid Trotter

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Lawrence's first major novel was also the first in the English language to explore ordinary working-class life from the inside. No writer before or since has written so well about the intimacies enforced by a tightly-knit mining community and by a family where feelings are never hidden forlong.When the marriage between Walter Morel and his sensitive, high-minded wife begins to break down, the bitterness of their frustration seeps into their children's lives. Their second son, Paul, craves the warmth of family and community, but knows that he must sacrifice everything in the struggle forindependence if he is not to repeat his parents' failure.Lawrence's powerful description of Paul's single-minded efforts to define himself sexually and emotionally through relationships with two women - the innocent, old-fashioned Miriam Leivers and the experienced, provocatively modern Clara Dawes - makes this a novel as much for the beginning of thetwenty-first century as it was for the beginning of the twentieth.

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Lawrence's first major novel was also the first in the English language to explore ordinary working-class life from the inside. No writer before or since has written so well about the intimacies enforced by a tightly-knit mining community and by a family where feelings are never hidden forlong.When the marriage between Walter Morel an...

David Trotter is Quain Professor of English Language and Literature at University College, London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.91 inPublished:February 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199538883

ISBN - 13:9780199538881

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AcknowledgementsIntroductionNote on the TextSelect BibliographyA Chronology of D. H. LawrenceSons and LoversAppendixExplanatory Notes