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The Rainbow (Wordsworth Classics) D.H. Lawrence

The Rainbow (Wordsworth Classics)

D.H. Lawrence

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ISBN : 9781853262500
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448 pages
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With an Introduction and Notes by Lionel Kelly, University of Reading In 1915, Lawrences frank representation of sexuality in The Rainbow caused a furore and the novel was seized by the police and banned almost as soon as it was published. Today itMoreWith an Introduction and Notes by Lionel Kelly, University of Reading In 1915, Lawrences frank representation of sexuality in The Rainbow caused a furore and the novel was seized by the police and banned almost as soon as it was published. Today it is recognised as one of the classic English novels of the twentieth century. The Rainbow is about three generations of the Brangwen family of Nottinghamshire from the 1840s to the early years of the twentieth century. Within this framework Lawrence s essential concern is with the passional lives of his characters as he explores the pressures that determine their lives, using a religious symbolism in which the rainbow of the title is his unifying motif. His primary focus is on the individuals struggle to growth and fulfilment within marriage and changing social circumstances, a process shown to grow more difficult through the generations. Young Ursula Brangwen, whose story is continued in Women in Love, is finally the central figure in Lawrences anatomy of the confining structures of English social life and the impact of industrialisation and urbanisation on the human psyche.