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Sons and Lovers

D. H. Lawrence

This intimate portrait of a coal-miner's family fastens on each member in turn: Walter Morel, the collier; Gertrude, his wife; and the children: William, Annie, Arthur, and Paul. When Mrs. Morel begins to be estranged from her husband because of his poor financial sense and his drinking habits, she comes to inhabit the lives of her children - most particularly, her sons. She is determined that they will grow to be something more than men that come home blackened with coal dust every day and roaring with drink every night. As each grows up and moves away, she must release him. But Paul, she holds; they have a bond that defies time and the attractions of young women. Lawrence originally intended the book's title to be "Paul Morel" and it is on this son - and his lovers - that he spends the bulk of his tale. The strong mother can make a success of her son, but if he cannot learn to leave his mother's apron strings, will he really be a better man than his father? (Summary by Mark Smith)

This intimate portrait of a coal-miner's family fastens on each member in turn: Walter Morel, the collier; Gertrude, his wife; and the children: William, Annie, Arthur, and Paul. When Mrs. Morel begins to be estranged from her husband because of his poor financial sense and his drinking habits, she comes to inhabit the lives of her children - most particularly, her sons. She is determined that they will grow to be something more than men that come home blackened with coal dust every day and roaring with drink every night. As each grows up and moves away, she must release him. But Paul, she holds; they have a bond that defies time and the attractions of young women. Lawrence originally intended the book's title to be "Paul Morel" and it is on this son - and his lovers - that he spends the bulk of his tale. The strong mother can make a success of her son, but if he cannot learn to leave his mother's apron strings, will he really be a better man than his father? (Summary by Mark Smith)
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This intimate portrait of a coal-miner's family fastens on each member in turn: Walter Morel, the collier; Gertrude, his wife; and the children: William, Annie, Arthur, and Paul. When Mrs. Morel begins to be estranged from her husband because of his poor financial sense and his drinking habits, she comes to inhabit the lives of her children - most particularly, her sons. She is determined that they will grow to be something more than men that come home blackened with coal dust every day and roaring with drink every night. As each grows up and moves away, she must release him. But Paul, she holds; they have a bond that defies time and the attractions of young women. Lawrence originally intended the book's title to be "Paul Morel" and it is on this son - and his lovers - that he spends the bulk of his tale. The strong mother can make a success of her son, but if he cannot learn to leave his mother's apron strings, will he really be a better man than his father? (Summary by Mark Smith)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

18h 48m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

50:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

37:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

44:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

37:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

37:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

34:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

59:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

50:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

48:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

35:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

34:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

31:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

38:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

33:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

36:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

33:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

35:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

30:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

32:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

47:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

30:45