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The Rainbow Set in the rural Midlands of England The Rainbow 1915 revolves around three generations of the Brangwens a strong vigorous family deeply involved with the land When Tom Brangwen marries a Polish widowLydia 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 Anna's spirited daughter who in search for self knowledge rejects the conventional role of womanhood


About the Author: D.H. Lawrence

David Herbert Richards Lawrence was an English writer of the 20th century whose prolific and diverse output included novels short stories poems plays essays travel books paintings translations literary criticism and personal letters His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialisation In them Lawrence confronts issues rel



10 thoughts on “The Rainbow

  1. says:

    This is a three generation family saga set in Nottinghamshire starting in Victorian times and ending before fears of WW1 loomed Except that it isn’t that the brief Introduction summarises all the key characters careers couplings births and d


  2. says:

    ”The situation was almost ridiculous‘But do you love him?’ asked Dorothy‘It isn’t a uestion of loving him’ said Ursula ‘I love him well enough certainly than I love anybody else in the world And I shall never love anybody else the same a


  3. says:

    Nowhere else within the broad realm of literature have I come across such beauteous turns of phrase devoted to exploring the many dimensions of sexual desire In fact I cannot cease to wonder how Lawrence manages to convey the intensity and intimacy of a kiss an


  4. says:

    DH Lawrence was one of the first who has begun to write openly about the awakening of sexual consciousnessSo they were together in a darkness passionate electric for ever haunting the back of the common day never in the light In the light he seemed to sleep unknowing On


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    “She turned and saw a great white moon looking at her over the hill And her breast opened to it she was cleaved like a transparent jewel to its light She stood filled with the moon offering herself Her two breasts opened to make way for it her body opened wide like a uiverin


  6. says:

    The Rainbow was published in 1915 and was the preuel to Women in Love 1920 It is set in rural England in the early 20th century and is the story of three generations of the Brangwen family It deals with themes like love relationships family homosexuality social s religious rebellion just


  7. says:

    Farty proto fascist flapdoodle served up with a twist of hippy bollocks and garnished with enough of a patina of feminist sympathy for it to goosestep rapidly under some people's radar Yes DH Lawrence could write Somebody should have stopped him though


  8. says:

    These were the precursors to having a book banned1 Talk about lesbian love2 Mention love between cousins3 Mention sex4 Have independent minded women you know those who didn't believe that they were put on this earth simply to procreate?Speaking of women and societal expectations even in these modern times


  9. says:

    Roy G Biv the Birds and the Bees 44 starsThis DH Lawrence novel published in 1915 was almost immediately banned as obscene and the first printing of over 1000 copies were seized and burned It was not available for purchase in Britain for the next 11 years No doubt this book treated sexual desire as candidly as mos


  10. says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewWorking Class Fiction The Rainbow by D H LawrenceOriginal Review 2002 06 08Lawrence is uneven but of the four novels I've read by him The Rainbow is the best I read Sons and Lovers at the British Council I loved it at 15 but loved it far less 2 years later I liked


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