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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: Bob Peck Publisher: CSA Word Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Women in Love begins one blossoming spring day in England and ends with a terrible catastrophe in the snow of the Alps. Ursula and Gudrun are very different sisters who become entangled with two friends, Rupert and Gerald, who live in their hometown.

The bonds between the couples quickly become intense and passionate, but whether this passion is creative or destructive is unclear. In this astonishing novel, widely considered to be D. H. Lawrence's best work, he explores what it means to be human in an age of conflict and confusion. Download and start listening now!


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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Chad Perrin | 2/14/2014

    " The edition I read had some critical commentary in the frontmatter. In one case, someone or other was quoted as having said this book should have been called "Everyone In Hate". That's only the beginning of the story: everyone is completely, irrationally hateful, spiteful, and petty at times, especially the women -- including the painfully incomprehensible act of attempted murder with a paperweight over a shockingly mild disagreement about the meaning of a probably meaningless painting of a duck, compounded by the victim's later conclusion that he deserved the unprovoked attack, which in a better writer's work might have been attributed to the severe concussion he received. Meanwhile, the attention on the manly physiques of the heroic male characters was absurd in its poorly suppressed and utterly gratuitous lasciviousness, while the fatuous, excrutiating attention to irrelevant details (such as the comically out of place page and a half devoted to the yellow dress worn by one of the key female characters in the midst of what could have been a tragic incident involving a boy's untimely demise) boggled the mind. One could easily be forgiven for coming away from this book with the idea that its author was a misogynistic, cowardly, loathesomely passive-aggressive man who lashed out at everyone who did not regard him with stars in their eyes through the pathetic mechanism of turning them into comically vile people in his writing, his view of the world twisted by his inability to reconcile his latent (but obviously emerging) homesexuality with his cultural indoctrination. In fact, if one was to then go on to read about Lawrence's life at the time he wrote the book, one's ideas to that effect would be fully justified. The asinine double-helping of teenage angst behind Lawrence's piss-poor writing might be forgivable if he was not about twice the age normal for that kind of self-pitying pathos. I'm convinced the only reason this overwrought, overvalued, overlong bundle of kindling is regarded as a "classic" is its controversy at the time it was published and the fact it is a relatively early indicator of the way repressed sexual deviations from the norms of the time found outlet in what we might call "the arts" for lack of a better, less flattering term for this novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa James | 2/4/2014

    " Ok, definitely NOT in the caliber of Lady Chatterley's Lover, I thought the characters, sisters Gudrun & Ursula, annoying as heck. They were seriously wishy washy, not really knowing WHAT they wanted, & the story just didn't "flow" for me. Hoping Sons & Lovers will be better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Charlotte | 2/1/2014

    " one of my all-time faves. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kristen | 1/8/2014

    " One of a very few books I struggled to get through. "

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