Aaron Sisson, a union official in the coal mines of the English Midlands, find his marriage is breaking down. He is also depressed at finding himself in a society which cannot adapt to the aftermath of the First World War, and often finds solace only in his flute playing. One day he walks out on his wife and children to seek a new life and decides on impulse to visit Italy, hoping to become a professional musician.
Going via London to the continent vi... Lady Chatterley's Lover
When Connie's aristocrat husband is rendered impotent in war she finds sexual fulfillment with their poor servant. Connie is beautiful bohemian intellectual who, at 23, marries an extravagantly wealthy aristocrat named Clifford. When Clifford is rendered impotent by an injury sustained in war, Connie becomes isolated from her husband. He becomes a successful writer, entertaining famous intellectuals from all around. Connie retreats further, having an unf... Sons and Lovers
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... The Lost Girl
Alvina Houghton is the daughter of an early twentieth century British theater owner. James Houghton's death frees Alvina from the constraints of pleasing her father but she is in debt. Alvina sells the theater but continues to manage it when traveling minstrels come to perform. Ciccio is an actor/singer in the group and Alvina is drawn to his quiet nature.
The performers depart and Alvina concludes the details to closing her father's estate. She...
The Man Who Died
Lawrence wrote this odd little novel late in his life. It concerns the activities of Jesus after he returns from the dead. His spiritual mission over, he is now free to live his life as an ordinary man. He travels south to Egypt, meets a priestess from the temple of Isis, and links his life to hers. The book was originally titled "The Escaped Cock" -- a reference to a tethered rooster in the yard where Jesus recovers from death. The man identifies with t... The Rainbow
This tells the story of the Brangwen family, who farmed in the Midlands of England, from about 1840 to 1900. First Tom Brangwen marries Lydia Lensky, a Polish widow. Then Anna, Lydia's daughter by her first husband and Tom's nephew Will, fall in love and marry.
They have a large family, of whom the most important in the story is Ursula. She has a brief but passionate relationship with Anton Skrebensky, the son of a Polish person who was a friend of ... Women in Love
Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen are two sisters living in the Midlands of England in the 1920s. Ursula is a teacher, Gudrun an artist. They meet two men who live nearby, Rupert Birkin and Gerald Cricht. The four become friends. Ursula begins to date Birkin and Gudrun eventually begins a love affair with Gerald.
The four are all deeply concerned with contemporary questions of society, politics, and the relationship between men and women. They go for a party...