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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,282 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 Rainbowrevolves around three generations of the Brangwen family over a period of more than 60 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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brendan Blom | 2/12/2014

    " A bit of a tough slog. Not much of a plot. Interesting characters, though: three generations of Brangwens, an English Midlands family, and especially the grand-daughter, Ursula - all with personalities like forces of nature. Did like the setting and all the natural imagery, and the distinctive voice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kate | 2/11/2014

    " This was brutal to get though. I didn't like how Lawrence doesn't get to the actual story until almost halfway though the novel. The novel itself is very linear, you begin with the grandparents and work your way to the present day. The writing style is decent but it's hard to read more than a chapter at a time because it lags at points. "

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

    " 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 Lissa | 1/21/2014

    " I didn't get this book finished completely for book group but the parts that I read, I read deeply and enjoyed immensely. The relationships in this book are more real than most of the things I read (this wasn't happy ever after romance fiction) but the writing was wonderful, rich, engaging, deep.... what a gem. "

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