Sons and Lovers by David Herbert LawrenceSons and Lovers by David Herbert Lawrence

Sons and Lovers

byDavid Herbert Lawrence

Hardcover | May 9, 2013

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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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Title:Sons and LoversFormat:HardcoverDimensions:528 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.3 inPublished:May 9, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1108060455

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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