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Sons and Lovers

D. H. Lawrence

Sons and Lovers, D. H. Lawrence's first major novel, was also the first in the English language to explore ordinary working-class life from the inside. No writer before or since has written so well about the intimacies enforced by a tightly knit mining community and by a family where feelings are never hidden for long. When the marriage between Walter Morel and his sensitive, high-minded wife begins to break down, the bitterness of their frustration seeps into their children's lives. Their second son, Paul, knows that he must struggle for independence if he is not to repeat his parents' failure. Lawrence's powerful description of Paul's single-minded efforts to define himself sexually and emotionally through relationships with two women-the innocent, old-fashioned Miriam Leivers and the experienced, provocatively modern Clara Dawes-makes this a novel as much for the beginning of the twenty-first century as it was for the beginning of the twentieth.

Sons and Lovers, D. H. Lawrence's first major novel, was also the first in the English language to explore ordinary working-class life from the inside. No writer before or since has written so well about the intimacies enforced by a tightly knit mining community and by a family where feelings are never hidden for long. When the marriage between Walter Morel and his sensitive, high-minded wife begins to break down, the bitterness of their frustration seeps into their children's lives. Their second son, Paul, knows that he must struggle for independence if he is not to repeat his parents' failure. Lawrence's powerful description of Paul's single-minded efforts to define himself sexually and emotionally through relationships with two women-the innocent, old-fashioned Miriam Leivers and the experienced, provocatively modern Clara Dawes-makes this a novel as much for the beginning of the twenty-first century as it was for the beginning of the twentieth.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Sons and Lovers, D. H. Lawrence's first major novel, was also the first in the English language to explore ordinary working-class life from the inside. No writer before or since has written so well about the intimacies enforced by a tightly knit mining community and by a family where feelings are never hidden for long. When the marriage between Walter Morel and his sensitive, high-minded wife begins to break down, the bitterness of their frustration seeps into their children's lives. Their second son, Paul, knows that he must struggle for independence if he is not to repeat his parents' failure. Lawrence's powerful description of Paul's single-minded efforts to define himself sexually and emotionally through relationships with two women-the innocent, old-fashioned Miriam Leivers and the experienced, provocatively modern Clara Dawes-makes this a novel as much for the beginning of the twenty-first century as it was for the beginning of the twentieth.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

16h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

32:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

45:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

30:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

34:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

34:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

28:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

48:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

40:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

39:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

41:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

45:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

43:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

57:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

49:20


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

46:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

46:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

41:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

39:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

33:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:58