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Title: Rainbow
Author: Lawrence, D H
ISBN: 9781500412517
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: 2014
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

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Publisher Description:
D. H. Lawrence's 1915 novel 'The Rainbow' is about the emotional life and loves of three generations of the Brangwen family, farmers and craftsmen of Nottinghamshire, Lawrence's childhood home. Tom Brangwen, a farm youth, marries Lydia Lensky, a Polish widow of a political exile. Anna, Lydia's daughter by her first marriage, grows up as Tom's own child and marries her cousin, Will Brangwen, a strong-willed, morose man with a passion for wood carving.

Most of the novel is about Ursula, daughter of Anna and Will. A sensitive, high-spirited rebel, she escapes from her confining environment, as Lawrence himself did, by going to college and becoming a teacher. Her emotional life consists of a love affair with Anton Skrebensky, a Polish exile and officer in the British army, and an intense attraction to Winifred Inger, an older teacher. Winifred, an athletic, intellectual woman and a feminist, marries Ursula's uncle; Ursula rejects Skrebensky.

Ursula's story is continued in 'Women in Love, ' a sequel. When 'The Rainbow' was published it was denounced as obscene and an entire edition was destroyed by court order.

"One of the 1000 novels everyone must read." - The Guardian.

"The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation." - E. M. Forster.

"The Rainbow follows the turbulent lives and loves of three generations of the Brangwen family of Marsh Farm in Lawrence's native Nottinghamshire . . . like its equally controversial sequel Women in Love, is remembered by most of its readers for the sex. It remains potentially dangerous reading for romantically inclined teenagers." - Lisa Allardice, The Guardian