February 1, 2002
February 1, 2002
Pronounced obscene when it was first published in 1915, The Rainbow is the epic story of three generations of the Brangwens, a Midlands family. A visionary novel, considered to be one of Lawrence's finest, it explores the complex sexual and psychological relationships between men and women in an increasingly industrialized world. “Lives are separate, but life is continuous-it continues in the fresh start by the separate life in each generation,” wrote F. R. Leavis. “No work, I think, has presented this perception as an imaginatively realized truth more compellingly than The Rainbow.”
D. H. Lawrence's THE RAINBOW, declared obscene when it was published in 1915, is the passionately written chronicle of three generations of a Nottingham farming family. Tom Brangwen marries a widow named Lydia Lensky; Lydia's daughter Anna marries her cousin Will, a woodcarver, and has a large family. Their daughter, Ursula, leaves their simple rural world and becomes a schoolteacher--much as Lawrence himself did. She falls in love with Anton Skrebensky and, when he is called away to war, responds to an ardent fellow teacher, a feminist and epitome of the "new woman" named Winifred. The struggles of Ursula and her sister Gudrun to find their way in a changing world are continued in Lawrence's WOMEN IN LOVE.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Family + Friendship, Types of Characters, Stages of Life, Society + Social Issues, Literary, Classics, Love + Relationships + Sex, Conflicts + Dualities
- Language: English
- Author: D. H. Lawrence , Keith Cushman
- Online Item #: 12180252
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-5875
- ISBN: 9780375759659
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported