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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,838 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: D. H. Lawrence Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amanda G. | 2/20/2014

    " I really don't enjoy classics that much; I'm more of a vampire/science fiction/fantasy/Stephen King type of gal, but I LOVED this book by D.H. Lawrence. It was one of the most beautiful stories I have ever read, although it left me feeling slightly depressed. I thought of it almost as a trashy romance novel disguised as classical literature. It was a book that I just wanted to sit down and read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrew | 2/18/2014

    " Another amazing book that changed the way I view literature. D. H. Lawrence is a flawless writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Roberto Montaño | 2/18/2014

    " Great story and a great point of view at someone with a dependent personality disorder towards his mother and the repercusions it has on his decisions and his life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Denise Lowe | 2/5/2014

    " The life of a young man who grows up in a coal mining district who strives to break free of the life before him. A stark visual of the conditions of coal mining communities in the early to mid 1900's, as well as a study in class, family, sexuality. "

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