Pronounced obscene when it was first published in 1915, The Rainbow is the epic story of three generations of the Brangwens, a Midlands family. A visionary novel, considered to be one of D. H. Lawrence’s finest, it explores the complex sexual and psychological relationships between men and women in an increasingly industrialized world. Suppressed a month after publication in November 1915, the American publisher made thirteen cuts to the text and rereleased the book. In 1930, the British government considered suppressing a new printing of the title. Now revised to be as close as possible to what Lawrence originally wrote, this new edition of The Rainbow is presented here with revisions in the manuscript and the first edition, so readers can follow the development of the novel and see what effects outside interference may have had.
ABOUT THE SERIES "The Cambridge edition… has restored—perhaps created—texts which are authoritative enough to stand for another fifty years." (Literary Review)
D. H. Lawrence is one of the great writers of the twentieth century—yet the texts of his writings, whether published during his lifetime or since, are textually corrupt. He was forced to accept the often-stringent house-styling of his printers, not to mention intrusive editing due to his publishers’ timidity.
A team of scholars at Cambridge University Press has worked for more than thirty years to restore the definitive texts of D. H. Lawrence. The Cambridge Edition provides texts of all of his works, which are as close as can now be determined to those he would have wished to see printed.
The texts are established through rigorous collation of all extant materials, from draft manuscripts to first book publication, identifying errors made by copyists, typists and printers; house-styling by printers; and censorship and bowdlerization by publishers.
The Cambridge Editions were published between 1979 and 2011. This is the first time they have been available in eBook form.
D. H. Lawrence’s interest in and real affection for Mexico and the American Southwestern regions and its peoples eclipsed ordinary travel writing. These essays hold great significance for those interested in the wider context of these cultures, as well as those interested in Lawrence as a writer. This is the largest collection of essays about Mexican and Southwestern Indians from Lawrence that has ever been published. Including an early version of "Pan in America" which appears here for the first time, previously unpublished passages from other essays, extant manuscripts, typescripts, appendices, and extensive publication notes, this collection contains Lawrence’s fundamental thoughts on Mesoamerican mythology and history.
Gertrude Morel married beneath her status and now loathes her drunken, working-class husband. She instead focuses her passion on her son, Paul, who returns her love and equally despises his father. As Paul matures into a young artist, this relationship strains his his attempts at connecting with other women, including the lovely Miriam Leivers. The emotional battle for his love and his soul between his mother and Miriam sets the scene for D. H. Lawrence’s celebrated exploration into human relationships and sexuality—controversial themes which he would explore in much of his writing.
Sons and Lovers is D. H. Lawrence’s most widely read novel and one of the great works of twentieth-century literature. Originally published with certain passages removed, it is presented here in the restored form as originally intended.
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