Sons and Lovers

Paperback | January 3, 2013

byDavid Herbert Lawrence

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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.

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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 port...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.18 inPublished:January 3, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1108057098

ISBN - 13:9781108057097

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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

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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.