Title: Quetzalcoatl: An Early Version of the Plumed...
Publisher: Black Swan Books (1995), (Redding Ridge, CT)
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Other
Edition: First Edition.
333 pages. Edited by Louis L. Martz. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the editor, Louis Martz. Bookseller Inventory # 90404
Synopsis: Now available for the first time as a paperbook, Quetzalcoatl is D.H. Lawrence's last "unpublished manuscript" and the early version of his great Mexican novel, The Plumed Serpent. Kate Burns is the widow of a failed Irish patriot, strong-minded and independent, who unlike the heroine of The Plumed Serpent, refuses to simply join the Mexican revolutionary movement based on a revival of the Aztec gods. Quetzalcoatl is arguably one of Lawrence's most feminist works: the rise of a revolution filtered through the consciousness of a woman of tremendous individuality. Quetzalcoatl, a more cohesive novel than The Plumed Serpent, is classic D. H. Lawrence-- for its vivid evocation of the Mexican culture and mythology, and its intensity of feeling and psychological insight. This edition includes an illuminating introduction and textual commentary by Sterling Professor of English at Yale, Louis Martz. "The Plumed Serpent," Martz says, "may be judged a success within its own mode of existence. For a different sort of novel, we may turn now to Quetzalcoatl."
Book Description: This edition of the original Quetzalcoatl, an early version of The Plumed Serpent, includes a record of all revisions and an introduction outlining its compositional history. Its publication here means that all Lawrence's novels, in their first, intermediate and final versions, are now available in the Cambridge edition.
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