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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,376 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: D. H. Lawrence Narrator: Vanessa Benjamin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“Let us hesitate no longer to announce that the sensual passions and mysteries are equally sacred with the spiritual mysteries and passions,” wrote D. H. Lawrence in Women in Love, his masterpiece heralding the erotic consciousness of the twentieth century. Lawrence explores love, sex, passion, and marriage through the eyes of two sisters, Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen. Intelligent, incisive, and observant, the two very different sisters pursue thrilling, torrid affairs with their lovers, Rupert and Gerald, while searching for more mature emotional relationships. Against a haunting World War I backdrop of coal mines, factories, and a beleaguered working class, Gudrun and Ursula’s temperamental differences spark an ongoing debate regarding their society, their inner lives, and the mysteries between men and women. Exploring what it means to be human in a time of conflict and confusion, Lawrence considered this to be his best novel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is…the world of the poets and the preponderance of the poet in [Lawrence] that is the key to his work. He magnified and deepened experience in the manner of a poet.”

    Anaïs Nin

  • “No other writer of [Lawrence’s] imaginative standing has in our time written books that are so open to life.”

    Alfred Kazin

  • “What beauties the book contains! There are many pages in it so saturated with warm and lovely intimacies that one reads absorbed.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Women in Love is a work of genius. It contains characters which are masterpieces of pure creation.”

    New Statesman

  • One of Modern Library's 100 Best English-Language Novels of the Twentieth Century

Listener Opinions

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

    " Totally engaging and beautifully written...and then it just lost me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hannah | 2/13/2014

    " Took me forever to get through, but I'm glad I hung in there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Andrea | 2/5/2014

    " The name of this book should be "Men in Love". Far to repetitive and melodramatic. I gave up on it half way through and skipped to the last chapter. It ended just as I thought. Very preachy with egotistical characters. I gave it two stars because I felt it had potential, but the story faltered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Evalyn | 2/3/2014

    " Not an easy read but not because of the writing. The characters aren't particularly likeable and their negativity and disillusionment doesn't come across as well as the "lost generation" of Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. That said, Lawrence's writing is at times very beautiful. "

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