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Author: D. H. Lawrence Narrator: Maureen O’Brien Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2017 ISBN: 9781538483282
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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. Lawrence considered this to be his best novel.

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Quotes & Awards

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

    Guardian (London)

  • “His masterpiece…An astonishing work that moves on several levels…Lawrence compels us to admit that we live less finely than we should, whatever we are.”

    New York Review of Books

  • “Maureen O’Brien splendidly creates the tone and tension of each characte…O’Brien’s voice has an entrancing lilt which complements each phrase. Her sensitive, fluid performance…transports the listener.”

    AudioFile

  • “Fresher and more immediate [than previous editions].”

    Library Journal

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About the Author

D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930) was a British writer of novels, poems, essays, short stories, and plays. Some of the books he wrote in the early 1900s became controversial because they contained direct descriptions of sexual relations. His best-known books are Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love, and Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

About the Narrator

Maureen O’Brien is an English actress and author best known for her role as Vicki in the BBC television series Doctor Who. Since then, she has reprised the role in Big Finish Productions’ Doctor Who audio plays. Also an accomplished author, she has written numerous detective novels, including Close-Up on Death, Mask of Betrayal, and Dead Innocent.