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The Cambridge edition of The Lost Girl uses the manuscript which D. H. Lawrence wrote in Sicily in 1920 to recapture his direct relationship with the text, and in particular to recover the characteristically fluent punctuation which the novel's original printers obscured or ignored. The edition prints all four of the passages which the publisher censored without Lawrence's full knowledge and the hero's name is correctly spelled for the first time in an English edition. The novel is set mainly in the Eastwood of Lawrence's youth, the full annotation identifies a great many real-life characters and settings. John Worthen's introduction gives an accurate account of The Lost Girl's development, composition and publication, and the influence upon the book of Lawrence's desire to write a commercially successful novel. The textual apparatus records all variant readings.
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Worthen provides a substantial introduction to Lawrence's The Lost Girl, tracing the novel's development from rough drafts through publication and censorship. Included in this edition is a hitherto unpublished version of the opening chapter.From the Publisher:
Under-appreciated until now, The Lost Girl is perhaps D.H. Lawrence's most beautiful, thoroughly contemporary, love story. This captivating novel charts the journey of a woman caught between two worlds and two lives-one mired in dreary, industrial England and a life of convention, the other set in the vibrant Italian landscape holding the promise of sensual liberation. Alvina Houghton is fading into spinsterhood when she meets Naples-born Cicio, a vaudeville dancer who draws her into a dance of seduction, reawakening her desire as she defies her stifling upper-class life.
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Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1981. Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP94095652
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1981. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Jacket design by Sebastian Carter. ***First impression of the first US Cambridge edition. ***Near fine in red cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Brown textured front and rear free endpapers and pastedowns. Light spotting to all edges of text-block. Interior pages white and clean. No inscriptions. Spine tight. ***In a near fine colour illustrated thick cloth-paper dustwrapper printed in the USA (quality paper) slightly shorter than the boards. Edges of dustwrapper very slightly rubbed and creased. Slight foxing and browning to edges of interior jacket flaps. No tears. Spine, front and rear panels of dustwrapper bright with no fading to the red titles. Chronology, Cue-titles, Map of Eastwood, 54-page scholarly introduction (including reception and publishing history to beginning), plus 426 pages including extensive explanatory notes and textual apparatus to rear. 220mm x150mm. ***'The principal source of The Lost Girl is the manuscript which D. H. Lawrence wrote in Sicily in 1920. Mostly because of the disruption of mail between England and Italy, Lawrence had little opportunity to correct his novel, and its proofs had to be checked and corrected in London from a corrected typescript. This edition uses the original manuscript to recapture Lawrence's direct relationship with the text, and in particular to recover the characteristically fluent punctuation which the novel's original printers obscured or ignored. The edition prints for the first time in England since 1929 all four of the passages which Martin Secker (the English publisher) censored without Lawrence's full knowledge after objections from the circulating libraries.' (Quote from inside front of dustjacket blurb). ***Of interest to scholars and D. H. Lawrence collectors, a literary first edition in nice, collectable condition. ***Uncommon. *** For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Seller Inventory # 2371
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1981. Condition: Used: Good. Ex library hardback no DJ., usual stamps/markings. 9D. Seller Inventory # FBA-15587
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1981. Condition: Used: Good. An Ex-Library Hardback with dust jacket, officially withdrawn, with usual library stamps and markings, published 1981 by Cambridge University Press, isbn052122263x, 426pp, ready for immediate despatch. Seller Inventory # SFL5-BX41A