"The Prussian Officer

"The Prussian Officer

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The Prussian Officer and Other Stories (1914) was Lawrence's first collection of stories, and it includes some of his finest and most distinctive fiction. The collection forms a bridge between his apprenticeship in realism, which culminatied in Sons and Lovers , and the visionary language and historical sweep of The Rainbow . Lawrence's arrangement of the stories, restored for the first time in this edition, also offers his diagnosis of the development of British society and its literature between 1870 and the outbreak of the First World War. Widely praised stories like `Odour of Chrysanthemums', `Daughters of the Vicar', and `The Prussian Officer' show people moving from a communal world, in which they battle against poverty, class prejudice, and natural disaster, to a more independent existence, full of potential for both self-fulfilment and self-destruction. These short stories celebrate the vitality that is fundamental in Lawrence's vision of life, and demonstrate the diversity of interests, narrative power, and vivid sense of place and character that distinguish the works of an acknowledged master in the genre. This book is intended for students of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century British literature from sixth form upwards, but mostly 2nd/3rd-year undergraduates.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 114.3 x 185.42 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 019283181X
  • 9780192831811

Table of contents

Includes: A Fragment of Stained Glass; Goose Fair; A Sick Collier; The Christening; Odour of Chrysanthemums; Daughters of the Vicar; Second Best; The Shadow in the Rose Garden; The Shades of Spring; The White Stocking; The Thorn in the Flesh; The Prussian Officer.show more

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