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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,831 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: D. H. Lawrence Narrator: Paul Copley Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Penguin Classics presents D. H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers, adapted for audio and available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by Paul Copley.

She was a brazen hussy.

She wasn't. - And she was pretty, wasn't she?

I didn't look...

And tell your girls, my son, that when they're running after you, they're not to come and ask your mother for you - tell them that - brazen baggage's you meet at dancing classes.

The marriage of Gertrude and Walter Morel has become a battleground. Repelled by her uneducated and sometimes violent husband, delicate Gertrude devotes her life to her children, especially to her sons, William and Paul - determined they will not follow their father into working down the coal mines. But conflict is evitable when Paul seeks to escape his mother's suffocating grasp through relationships with women his own age. Set in Lawrence's native Nottinghamshire, Sons and Lovers is a highly autobiographical and compelling portrayal of childhood, adolescence and the clash of generations.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by sidiklikontes | 2/16/2014

    " A Freudian reading makes it perfect, otherwise it is boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Juliane | 2/14/2014

    " Here they are, the great themes of literature: love and friendship, death and loss all nicely wrapped up in a coming of age story. The main character Paul Morel will be only too familiar to most readers, his struggle to take on responsibility, to develop while trying to stay moral towards those he loves and needs. Thinking himself firm and strong at a young age he almost breaks under the strain of his own flaws and a world that doesn't offer perfect solutions especially not when others are involved. This novel couldn't be more topical and I loved reading it! There is, however, the odd imperfection e.g. some over-narrating where I would have liked the characters to just act on their own, a few repetitions and very seldom an implausability concerning the protagonist's actions. Don't let this put you off reading the book, though, since all of those little blemishes are more than counterbalanced by the overall very high quality of Lawrence's writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by W.B. | 2/13/2014

    " This would be in my top ten of all time novels...many slots I'd have to think about...but this one would be there with absolute certainty...he was a force of nature...I think this is the kind of naturalistic novel Zola was itching to write...and I don't think he ever did... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Karyn | 2/12/2014

    " Long and laborious and a bit pointless. "

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