Sea and Sardinia

Sea and Sardinia

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Written after the First World War when he was living in Sicily, SEA AND SARDINIA records Lawrence's journey to Sardinia and back in January 1921. It reveals his delighted response to a new landscape and people and his uncanny ability to transmute the spirit of place into literary art. Like his other travel writings the book is also a shrewd inquiry into the political and social values of an era which saw the rise of communism and fascism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 191g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • maps
  • 0141180765
  • 9780141180762
  • 183,320

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"In January 1921, D. H. Lawrence and his wife Frieda visited Sardinia. Although the trip lasted only nine days, Lawrence wrote an intriguing account of Sardinian life that not only evokes the place, people and local customs but is also deeply revealing about the writer himself."--BOOK JACKET. "Remarkable for its metaphoric and symbolic descriptions, the book is transfused with the author's anger and joy. His prejudices and his political prophecies make Sea and Sardinia a unique and dynamic piece of travel writing."--BOOK JACKET. "The Cambridge edition restores censored passages and corrects corrupt textual readings to reveal for the first time the book Lawrence himself called "A marvel of veracity.""--BOOK JACKET.
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Table of contents

Sea and SardiniaNote on the Penguin Lawrence Edition
Note on the Text
Advisory Editor's Note
Sea and Sardinia
Appendix: Maps of Sardinia, Sicily and southern Italy (c. 1921)
Explanatory Notes
Glossary of Italian
Further Reading
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About D. H. Lawrence

D. H. LAWRENCE (1885-1930) produced an amazing body of work: novels, stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, translations, paintings and letters (over 5,000 of which survive).

Jill Franks is a Professor at Austin Peay State University, Tennessee
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