Sons and Lovers by D. H. LawrenceSons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Sons and Lovers

byD. H. LawrenceEditorDavid Trotter

Paperback | February 26, 2009

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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.
David Trotter is Quain Professor of English Language and Literature at University College, London.
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Title:Sons and LoversFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.91 inPublished:February 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199538883

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Lawrence I have preferred until now. Lawrence is weird. As any writer admits. He can be over indulgent, clichéd and rambling at the best of times; yet there is something to be greatly appreciated in this book and something in me tells me that its defects are no stranger to it...
Date published: 2017-12-05
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

Table of Contents

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