True and Complete Edition: Lawrence was called "The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation" by E.M. Forster and it shows in his first novel....The marriage of Gertrude and Walter Morel has become a battleground. Repelled by her uneducated and violent husband, delicate Gertrude devotes her life to her children, especially to her sons, William and Paul - determined they will not follow their father into working down the coal mines. Lawrence paints a portrait of an artist torn between affection for his mother and desire for two young beauties. Set in the coalfields of Lawrence's youth, the story follows Paul Morel's agonies of striving to win free and his growth into manhood in a British working-class family. But conflict is inevitable when Paul seeks to escape his mother's suffocating grasp through the relationships with women his own age. A compelling portrayal of childhood, adolescence and the clash of generations. A superb book that you will treasure forever!
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David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 - 2 March 1930) was an English author, poet, playwright, essayist and literary critic. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, human sexuality and instinct.
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