Sons and Lovers

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INDEX
PART ONE
CHAPTER I
THE EARLY MARRIED LIFE OF THE MORELS
CHAPTER II
THE BIRTH OF PAUL, AND ANOTHER BATTLE
CHAPTER III
THE CASTING OFF OF MOREL—THE TAKING ON OF WILLIAM
CHAPTER IV
THE YOUNG LIFE OF PAUL
CHAPTER V
PAUL LAUNCHES INTO LIFE
CHAPTER VI
DEATH IN THE FAMILY
PART TWO
CHAPTER VII
LAD-AND-GIRL LOVE
CHAPTER VIII
STRIFE IN LOVE
CHAPTER IX
DEFEAT OF MIRIAM
CHAPTER X
CLARA
CHAPTER XI
THE TEST ON MIRIAM
CHAPTER XII
PASSION
CHAPTER XIII
BAXTER DAWES
CHAPTER XIV
THE RELEASE
CHAPTER XV
DERELICT
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About the author

David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works, among other things, represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, some of the issues Lawrence explores are emotional health, vitality, spontaneity and instinct.

Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile which he called his "savage pilgrimage". At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. E. M. Forster, in an obituary notice, challenged this widely held view, describing him as, "The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation." Later, the influential Cambridge critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness, placing much of Lawrence's fiction within the canonical "great tradition" of the English novel.

In the autumn of 1908 the newly qualified Lawrence left his childhood home for London. While teaching in Davidson Road School, Croydon, he continued writing. Some of the early poetry, submitted by Jessie Chambers, came to the attention of Ford Madox Ford, then known as Ford Hermann Hueffer and editor of the influential The English Review. Hueffer then commissioned the story Odour of Chrysanthemums which, when published in that magazine, encouraged Heinemann, a London publisher, to ask Lawrence for more work. His career as a professional author now began in earnest, although he taught for another year. Shortly after the final proofs of his first published novel, The White Peacock, appeared in 1910, Lawrence's mother died of cancer. The young man was devastated, and he was to describe the next few months as his "sick year." It is clear that Lawrence had an extremely close relationship with his mother, and his grief became a major turning point in his life, just as the death of Mrs. Morel is a major turning point in his autobiographical novel Sons and Lovers, a work that draws upon much of the writer's provincial upbringing.

In 1911 Lawrence was introduced to Edward Garnett, a publisher's reader, who acted as a mentor, provided further encouragement, and became a valued friend, as did his son David. Throughout these months the young author revised Paul Morel, the first draft of what became Sons and Lovers. In addition, a teaching colleague, Helen Corke, gave him access to her intimate diaries about an unhappy love affair, which formed the basis of The Trespasser, his second novel. In November 1911, he came down with a pneumonia again; once he recovered, Lawrence decided to abandon teaching in order to become a full-time writer. He also broke off an engagement to Louie Burrows, an old friend from his days in Nottingham and Eastwood.

In March 1912 Lawrence met Frieda Weekley (née von Richthofen), with whom he was to share the rest of his life. Six years older than her new lover, she was married to Ernest Weekley, his former modern languages professor at University College, Nottingham, and had three young children. She eloped with Lawrence to her parents' home in Metz, a garrison town then in Germany near the disputed border with France. Their stay there included Lawrence's first encounter with tensions between Germany and France, when he was arrested and accused of being a British spy, before being released following an intervention from Frieda's father. After this incident, Lawrence left for a small hamlet to the south of Munich, where he was joined by Frieda for their "honeymoon", later memorialised in the series of love poems titled Look! We Have Come Through (1917). 1912 also saw the first of Lawrence's so-called "mining plays", The Daughter-in-Law, written in Nottingham dialect. The play was never to be performed, or even published, in Lawrence's lifetime.

From Germany they walked southwards across the Alps to Italy, a journey that was recorded in the first of his travel books, a collection of linked essays titled Twilight in Italy and the unfinished novel, Mr Noon. During his stay in Italy, Lawrence completed the final version of Sons and Lovers that, when published in 1913, was acknowledged to be a vivid portrait of the realities of working class provincial life. Lawrence, though, had become so tired of the work that he allowed Edward Garnett to cut about a hundred pages from the text.

Lawrence and Frieda returned to Britain in 1913 for a short visit, during which they encountered and befriended critic John Middleton Murry and New Zealand-born short story writer Katherine Mansfield. Lawrence was able to meet Welsh tramp poet W. H. Davies, whose work, much of which was inspired by nature, he greatly admired. Davies collected autographs, and was particularly keen to obtain Lawrence's. Georgian poetry publisher Edward Marsh was able to secure an autograph (probably as part of a signed poem), and invited Lawrence and Frieda to meet Davies in London on 28 July, under his supervision. Lawrence was immediately captivated by the poet and later invited Davies to join Frieda and himself in Germany. Despite his early enthusiasm for Davies' work, however, Lawrence's opinion changed after reading Foliage and he commented after reading Nature Poems in Italy that they seemed ".. so thin, one can hardly feel them".

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谷月社
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Published on
Jan 14, 2016
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Pages
472
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Romance / General
Literary Collections / General
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Novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and artist, D. H. Lawrence had an immense influence on twentieth century literature, in spite of his short and often persecuted life. His novels represent an extended reflection on the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation, establishing his name as one of the great imaginative novelists of his generation. This comprehensive eBook presents the most complete edition of Lawrence’s works possible in the US, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 10)

Please note: due to US copyright restrictions, post-1922 works cannot appear in this edition. When new texts become available in your public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update.

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Lawrence’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* Seven novels, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Three novellas and all 68 short stories, with many rare stories appearing in digital print for the first time
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories
* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read
* Almost all the plays, with separate contents tables
* Two travel writing books
* Rare poetry collections
* Includes many rare non-fiction essays
* Also includes “A STUDY OF THOMAS HARDY” – explore Lawrence’s critique of the famous author
* The rare school textbook Lawrence wrote when struggling financially
* UPDATED with corrections and more images
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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The Novels
THE WHITE PEACOCK
THE TRESPASSER
SONS AND LOVERS
THE RAINBOW
WOMEN IN LOVE
THE LOST GIRL
AARON’S ROD

The Novellas
THE LADYBIRD
THE FOX
THE CAPTAIN’S DOLL

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
THE MARRIED MAN
THE FIGHT FOR BARBARA
DAVID
THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW
THE WIDOWING OF MRS HOLROYD
A COLLIER’S FRIDAY NIGHT
THE MERRY-GO-ROUND

The Poetry Collections
D .H. LAWRENCE’S POETRY: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
LOVE POEMS AND OTHERS
AMORES
LOOK! WE HAVE COME THROUGH!
NEW POEMS
BAY: A BOOK OF POEMS

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Travel Writing
TWILIGHT IN ITALY
SEA AND SARDINIA

The Non-Fiction
A STUDY OF THOMAS HARDY
MOVEMENTS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY
PSYCHOANALYSIS AND THE UNCONSCIOUS
FANTASIA OF THE UNCONSCIOUS

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