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Lost Girl

D. H. Lawrence

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

"There is no mistake about it, Alvina was a lost girl. She was cut off from everything she belonged to." In this most under-valued of his novels, Lawrence once again presents us with a young woman hemmed in by her middle-class upbringing and (like Ursula Brangwen in The Rainbow) longing for escape. Alvina Houghton's plight, however, is given a rather comic and even picaresque treatment. Losing first her mother, a perpetual invalid, and later her cross-dressing father, a woefully ineffectual small-scale entrepreneur, Alvina feels doomed to merge with the tribe of eternal spinsters who surround her in the dreary mining community of Woodhouse. Into this drab environment enter the Natcha-Kee-Tawara: a polyglot, poly-amorous troupe of travelling players united, on- and off-stage, in a fantasy of Native American nomadism. Enter Ciccio, the surly dark-eyed horseman. The Italian's potent and threatening physicality overwhelms Alvina and soon will propel her into - what? Perdition, or the paradoxical freedom of a girl who 'like(s) being lost'? (Summary by Martin Geeson)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tony Foster

Length:

14h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

53:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

32:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

40:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

40:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

42:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

42:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

34:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

51:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

51:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

41:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

41:41


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

57:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

48:23