The Prussian Officer and other Stories by D H Lawrence

The Prussian Officer and other Stories

byD H Lawrence

Kobo ebook | June 13, 2016

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The first narrative in the collection is "The Prussian Officer", which tells of a Captain and his orderly. Having wasted his youth gambling, the captain has been left with only his military career, and though he has taken on mistresses throughout his life, he remains single. His young orderly is involved in a relationship with a young woman, and the captain, feeling sexual tension towards the young man, prevents the orderly from engaging in the relationship by taking up his evenings. These evenings lead to the captain abusing his orderly and leaving large, painful bruises on his thighs, making it hard for the orderly to walk. Whilst isolated in a forest during manoeuvres, the orderly takes out murderous revenge on the captain, but finds himself in a daze seemingly due both to the pain of the bruises and thirst. The orderly eventually collapses and dies in the hospital shortly there after. The corpses of the two men lay side by side.

Other stories:
The Thorn In The Flesh
Daughters Of The Vicar
A Fragment Of Stained Glass
The Shades Of Spring
Second Best
The Shadow In The Rose Garden
Goose Fair
The White Stocking
A Sick Collier
The Christening
Odour Of Chrysanthemums

Title:The Prussian Officer and other StoriesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 13, 2016Publisher:LVL EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:6050457166

ISBN - 13:9786050457162

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