May 1, 1992
May 1, 1992
(Book Jacket Status: Not Jacketed)
Women In Love, the book Lawrence considered his best, was written during World War I, and while that conflict is never mentioned in the novel, a sense of background danger, of lurking catastrophe, continually informs its drama of two couples dynamically engaged in a struggle with themselves, with each other, and with life's intractable limitations. Lawrence was a powerful, prophetic writer, but in addition he brought such delicacy to his treatment of the human and natural worlds that E. M. Forster's claim that he was the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation does him too little justice rather than too much.
D. H. Lawrence considered WOMEN IN LOVE, his sequel to THE RAINBOW, to be his best novel. It traces the stories of Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen, particularly their romantic entanglements and dilemmas. Ursula marries Rupert Birkin--Lawrence's alter ego--a thoroughly modern and enlightened young man who believes in ideal love based on passion, equality, and mutual respect. Gudrun falls for Gerald Crich, a formidably competent businessman, owner of the local mine. Gerald is a weak, possessive reactionary who is unable to work out his feelings for Gudrun, and who, when Rupert offers his friendship--the kind of profound male friendship that Lawrence considered necessary to a man's life--rejects it. Lawrence's heavily symbolic story is an overt statement of his beliefs about men and women in modern society. Written in 1916, it didn't find a publisher until 1920, and was considered by many readers and reviewers to be depraved. Lawrence attributed much of the despair and bitterness of the novel to the travails of World War I, a war to which he was violently opposed.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Love + Relationships + Sex, General, Conflicts + Dualities, Classics, Human Qualities + Behavior, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: D. H. Lawrence
- Online Item #: 11318823
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-1705
- ISBN: 9780679409953
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported