Women in Love

Version: Unabridged
Author: D.H. Lawrence
Narrator: Paul Slack
Genres: Romance, Literature, Classics
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Published In: October 2017
Length: 1 hour
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Overview

Considered the most widely read novel of the 20th century, D.H. Lawrences fiery fifth book continues the loves and lives of The Rainbows Brangwen sisters, Gudrun and Ursula. Gerald Crich, son of a wealthy colliery owner, captures the heart of Gudrun, while Ursula becomes enamored with Rupert Birkin, a school inspector - their complex relationship likely modelled on that between Lawrence, his wife Frieda, and John Middleton Murry and Katherine Mansfield. Things are far from harmonious, and the discord and conflict leads to many heated and elaborate philosophical discussions about modern society and the nature of love, while tragedy looms large. Lawrence held this to be his best book, and F.R. Leavis regarded it to be his most profound and rewarding. Lawrence is valued by many as a significant representative of modernism in English literature, and a visionary thinker. Reader Paul Slack was born in Nottinghamshire, Lawrences county, and has read Sons and Lovers for Naxos AudioBooks.

Author Details

Author Details

Lawrence, D.H.

David Ellis is the author of Lawrence's Non-Fiction: Art, Thought and Genre and Wordsworth, Freud and the Spots of Time. He has been commissioned to write Volume HI of the New Cambridge biography of Lawrence.