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Women in Love (Royal Collector's Edition) (Case Laminate Hardcover with Jacket)

D. H. Lawrence

Woman in Love intricately examines the relationships and emotional journeys of two couples in England during the 1910s. The story unfolds the deep-seated concerns about societal norms, gender roles, and the essence of human connections through the lives of Ursula, Gudrun, Rupert Birkin, and Gerald Crich. Their experiences culminate in a transformative holiday in the Austrian Alps, leading to a tragic event that leaves an indelible mark on the characters, particularly highlighting the complexities of love, friendship, and the quest for personal fulfillment.

D. H. Lawrence's Women in Love, a sequel to The Rainbow, is significant for its exploration of complex relationships and societal norms in pre-World War I Britain. Through the contrasting dynamics of two couples, Lawrence delves into themes of love, intellectualism, and industrial modernity, challenging traditional notions of romance and gender roles. The novel's candid discussion of sexuality and psychological depth was controversial, yet it underscored Lawrence's critique of contemporary society and his quest for emotional and spiritual authenticity.

This case laminate collector's edition includes a Victorian inspired dust-jacket.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Royal Classics
  • Publish Date: Apr 30th, 2024
  • Pages: 456
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 1.13in - 1.84lb
  • EAN: 9781778783395
  • Categories: LiteraryRomance - Historical - GeneralClassics

About the Author

Lawrence, D. H.: - "David Herbert Richards "D. H." Lawrence (11 September 1885 - 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. 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." Lawrence is perhaps best known for his novels Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love and Lady Chatterley's Lover. Within these Lawrence explores the possibilities for life within an industrial setting. In particular Lawrence is concerned with the nature of relationships that can be had within such a setting. Though often classed as a realist, Lawrence in fact uses his characters to give form to his personal philosophy. His depiction of sexual activity, though seen as shocking when he first published in the early 20th century, has its roots in this highly personal way of thinking and being. It is worth noting that Lawrence was very interested in the sense of touch and that his focus on physical intimacy has its roots in a desire to restore an emphasis on the body, and re-balance it with what he perceived to be Western civilisation's over-emphasis on the mind."