Sons and lovers
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Sons and lovers

By D. H. Lawrence
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D.H. Lawrence's great autobiographical novel is a provocative portrait of an artist torn between love for his possessive mother and desire for two young beautiful women. Set in the Nottinghamshire coal fields of Lawrence's own boyhood, the story of young Paul Morel's growing into manhood in a British working-class family rife with conflict reveals both an inner and an outer world seething with intense emotions. Gertrude is Paul's puritanical mother who concentrates all her love and attention on her son Paul. She nurtures his talents as a painter - and when she broods that he might marry someday and desert her, he swears he will never leave her. Inevitably, Paul does fall in love, but with two women - and is unable to choose between them. Written early in Lawrence's literary career, Sons and Lovers possesses all the powers of description, insistent sensuality, and scathing social criticism that are the special hallmarks of his genius. "A work of striking originality," writes the critic F.R. Leavis, by "the greatest creative writer in English of our time." Book jacket.

Table of Contents
  • SONS AND LOVERS
  • Chapter Titles
  • PART ONE
  • CHAPTER I
    • THE EARLY MARRIED LIFE OF THE MORELS
  • CHAPTER II
    • THE BIRTH OF PAUL, AND ANOTHER BATTLE
  • CHAPTER III
    • THE CASTING OFF OF MOREL—THE TAKING ON OF WILLIAM
  • CHAPTER IV
    • THE YOUNG LIFE OF PAUL
  • CHAPTER V
    • PAUL LAUNCHES INTO LIFE
  • CHAPTER VI
    • DEATH IN THE FAMILY
  • PART TWO
  • CHAPTER VII
    • LAD-AND-GIRL LOVE
  • CHAPTER VIII
    • STRIFE IN LOVE
  • CHAPTER IX
    • DEFEAT OF MIRIAM
  • CHAPTER X
    • CLARA
  • CHAPTER XI
    • THE TEST ON MIRIAM
  • CHAPTER XII
    • PASSION
  • CHAPTER XIII
    • BAXTER DAWES
  • CHAPTER XIV
    • THE RELEASE
  • CHAPTER XV
    • DERELICT
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