Sons and Lovers

Sons and Lovers

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Paperback Published on: 27/09/2012
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The Penguin English Library Edition of Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

'"She was a brazen hussy."
"She wasn't. - And she was pretty, wasn't she?"
"I didn't look ... And tell your girls, my son, that when they're running after you, they're not to come and ask your mother for you - tell them that - brazen baggages you meet at dancing classes"'

The marriage of Gertrude and Walter Morel has become a battleground. Repelled by her uneducated and sometimes violent husband, delicate Gertrude devotes her life to her children, especially to her sons, William and Paul - determined they will not follow their father into working down the coal mines. But conflict is evitable when Paul seeks to escape his mother's suffocating grasp through relationships with women his own age. Set in Lawrence's native Nottinghamshire, Sons and Lovers is a highly autobiographical and compelling portrayal of childhood, adolescence and the clash of generations.

The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141199856
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Weight: 414g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 26 mm

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Sons and Lovers
Mind blowing and powerful
How D H Lawrence portrays a powerful piece of writing. It is trying to base his own highs and lows in his childhood and he puts a lot of feeling into the... READ MORE
Freya Bradley