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    The Rainbow (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) D. H. Lawrence, Edited by James Wood, Edited by Mark Kinkead-Weekes, Edited by Anne Fernihough

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    DescriptionWith its frank portrayal of human passion and sexual desire, D.H. Lawrence's "The Rainbow" was banned as 'obscene' in Britain shortly after first publication. This "Penguin Classics" edition is edited with an introduction by James Wood. Set in the rural Midlands, "The Rainbow" chronicles the lives of three generations of the Brangwen family over a period of more than 60 years, setting them against the emergence of modern England. When Tom Brangwen marries a Polish widow, Lydia Lensky, and adopts her daughter Anna as his own, he is unprepared for the conflict and passion that erupts between them. All are seeking individual fulfilment, but it is Ursula, Anne's spirited daughter, who in her search for self-knowedge, becomes the focus of Lawrence's examination of relationships and the conflicts they bring, and the inextricable mingling of the physical and the spiritual. Suffused with Biblical imagery, "The Rainbow" addresses searching human issues in a setting of precise and vivid detail. In his introduction James Wood discusses Lawrence's writing style and the tensions and themes of "The Rainbow". This Penguin edition reproduces the Cambridge text, which provides a text as close as possible to Lawrence's original. It also includes suggested further reading, a fragment of "The Sisters II" from his first draft, and chronologies of Lawrence's life and of "The Rainbow's" Brangwen family. D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930), English novelist, storywriter, critic, poet and painter, one of the greatest figures in 20th-century English literature. Lawrence published "Sons and Lovers" in 1913, but "The Rainbow", completed in 1915, was declared obscene and banned two months after first publication; and for three years he could not find a publisher for "Women in Love", which he completed in 1917. His last novel, Lady Chatterley's "Lover", was published in 1928, but banned in England and America. If you enjoyed "The Rainbow", you might like Lawrence's "Women in Love", also available in "Penguin Classics". "A brave and important book, passionate and wildly ambitious". ("Independent on Sunday").


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    Title
    The Rainbow
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) D. H. Lawrence, Edited by James Wood, Edited by Mark Kinkead-Weekes, Edited by Anne Fernihough
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 362 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141441382
    ISBN 10: 0141441380
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC22: 823.912
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    B&T Approval Code: C25105201
    LC classification: PR6023.A93 R3 2007
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930), English novelist, storywriter, critic, poet and painter, one of the greatest figures in 20th-century English literature. Among his works, Sons and Lovers appeared in 1913, The Rainbow in 1915, Women In Love in 1920), and many others. James Wood is a visiting professor at Harvard. His latest book is The Irresponsible Self: On Laughter and the Novel (Cape).
    Review quote
    "Lawrence is the most Dostoevskian of English novelists, in whose best work conflicting ideological positions are brought into play and set up against each other in dialogue that is never simply or finally resolved." -David Lodge