Sons and Lovers
In Sons and Lovers, his masterpiece of naturalism, Lawrence wrestled with a serious and intimate emotional problem—his relationship with his mother. The Morel family, the counterpart of his own, live on the Nottingham coalfield. Mrs Morel is disillusioned with her husband, a coarse-grained and... show more
In Sons and Lovers, his masterpiece of naturalism, Lawrence wrestled with a serious and intimate emotional problem—his relationship with his mother.
The Morel family, the counterpart of his own, live on the Nottingham coalfield. Mrs Morel is disillusioned with her husband, a coarse-grained and hard-drinking miner; and centres all her expectations on her sons, especially Paul. As Paul Morel grows older, tensions develop in this relationship: and his passions for two other women become involved in a fatal conflict of love and possessiveness.
Publish date: 1971
Pages no: 511
Edition language: English
Often described as an important/landmark novel, the story of members of the Morel family is a fascinating expose of period industrial working class life, made even more compelling through the author's examination of the main character's relationships. Lawrence consistently critiques social conventio...
I had no idea what to expect of Sons and Lovers as I went in. I had no idea what the book is about, presumably multiple sons and more than one lovers are involved. With the public domain books just knowing that it is a classic is usually enough. I also had no expectation of D.H. Lawrence, I knew he ...
Way back in the late 20th century when I was a teenager and the genre fiction 'industry,' with its absurdly blood-soaked TV tie ins hadn't been invented, I (and many others my age) slumped on the sofa with the novels of DH Lawrence - yes, really- with EM Forster, Emile Zola and of course, a bit of ...
An interesting read.Review to follow.
Although while reading this book, I often felt that not much was happening, retrospectively a lot of relationship-focused conflict occurred.Paul is so attached to his mother that he cannot break off from her and form his own romantic relationships. He can never distance himself, like most young peop...