Sons and Lovers Book Summary and Study Guide

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Paul Morrell is a young boy growing up in England as it enters the Industrial Revolution. His father is a miner, but his mother comes from a more prestigious background, and aspires for something better for her son. The book is centered on Paul and his mothers relationship which is borderline incestuous. Paul struggles to avoid his lust for momma and never manages to rightly achieve this. Thus his life and his relationships with other women, (all of who his mother hates) are deeply affected.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Mother (or standin) Kind of sex:    -   incest Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Taboo sex story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   10 ()

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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