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Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence (Paperback, 1992)

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Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Lawrence's finest, most mature novel initially met with disgust and incomprehension. In the love affairs of two sisters, Ursula with Rupert, and Gudrun with Gerald, critics could only see a sorry tale of sexual depravity and philosophical obscurity.

Women in Love is, however, a profound response to a whole cultural crisis. The "progress" of the modern industrialised world had led to the carnage of the First World War. 

What, then, did it mean to call ourselves "human"? On what grounds could we place ourselves above and beyond the animal world? What are the definitive forms of our relationships - love, marriage, family, friendship - really worth? And how might they be otherwise?

Without directly referring to the war, Women in Love explores these questions with restless energy. As a sequel to 'The Rainbow', the novel develops experimental techniques which made Lawrence one of the most important writers of the Modernist movement.

About the Author

D(avid) H(erbert Richards) Lawrence (1885-1930) was an English novelist and poet, whose works were not only controversial during his lifetime, but long after his death. The explicit sexuality of his books, including his most popular work, Sons and Lovers, reached a peak with Lady Chatterley's Lover, his final book, that was not published in an unexpurgated form in the U.K. until after a court case for obscenity was dismissed, in 1960.


Format: Paperback | 464 pages

Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6 x 2.3 | 286g

Publication Date: 1992

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd.

Imprint: Wordsworth Classics

Publication City/Country: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Language: English

ISBN10: 185326007X

ISBN13: 9781853260070


Condition: Good

A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Obvious damage to the cover including scuff marks, creasing and scratches, but no holes or tears. There is also a partially-removed price-tag on the front cover. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing, and a strip has been cut out from the top of the first page (which is all blank) in the book. No pencil underlining of text, and no highlighting of text. A previous owner has written their name and a date along the top of the title page using purple pen. No other writing in margins. No missing pages. Still a clean, solid, and readable copy.