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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,260 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: D. H. Lawrence Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Set in the rural midlands of England, The Rainbow revolves around three generations of the Brangwen family over a period of more than sixty years, setting them against the emergence of modern England. When Tom Brangwen marries a Polish widow and adopts her daughter as his own, he is unprepared for the conflict and passion that erupt. Suffused with biblical imagery, The Rainbow addresses searching human issues in a setting of precise and vivid detail.

In The Rainbow, D. H. Lawrence challenged the customary limitations of language and convention to carry into the structures of his prose the fascination with boundaries and space that characterize the entire novel. A visionary novel, considered to be one of Lawrence’s finest, it explores the complex sexual and psychological relationships between men and women in an increasingly industrialized world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lawrence is the most Dostoevskian of English novelists, in whose best work conflicting ideological positions are brought into play and set up against each other in dialogue that is never simply or finally resolved.”

    David Lodge, author of Nice Work

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Steve Morrison | 2/7/2014

    " Lawrence's cross-generational epic of the relations between men and women. Observed with a coldly penetrating eye and sometimes hard to take, but revealed with such fire that you become caught up in the wonder and pain of it and experience excitement as the characters begin to discover themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Whoof | 2/7/2014

    " If I had to describe this book in one word, it would be...FECUND "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/5/2014

    " Though this was a tedious at times, i really enjoyed it. Kind of confused about the characters' motivations thoigh. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Chrissie Willicombe | 1/31/2014

    " I thoroughly disliked this book, having been made to read it at university! I don't enjoy D H Lawrence's writing at all. "

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