01-18-11

18hrs 48min

Abridgement

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01-18-11

18hrs 48min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

Description

“What beauties the book contains! There are many pages in it so saturated with warm and lovely intimacies that one reads absorbed.” Guardian (London)

“Let us hesitate no longer to announce that the sensual passions and mysteries are equally sacred with the spiritual mysteries and passions,” wrote D. H. Lawrence in Women in Love, his masterpiece heralding the erotic consciousness of the twentieth century. Lawrence explores love, sex, passion, and marriage through the eyes of two sisters, Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen. Intelligent, incisive, and observant, the two very different sisters pursue thrilling, torrid affairs with their lovers, Rupert and Gerald, while searching for more mature emotional relationships. Against a haunting World War I backdrop of coal mines, factories, and a beleaguered working class, Gudrun and Ursula’s temperamental differences spark an ongoing debate regarding their society, their inner lives, and the mysteries between men and women. Lawrence considered this to be his best novel.

Praise

“What beauties the book contains! There are many pages in it so saturated with warm and lovely intimacies that one reads absorbed.” Guardian (London)

“His masterpiece…An astonishing work that moves on several levels…Lawrence compels us to admit that we live less finely than we should, whatever we are.” New York Review of Books

“Maureen O’Brien splendidly creates the tone and tension of each characte…O’Brien’s voice has an entrancing lilt which complements each phrase. Her sensitive, fluid performance…transports the listener.” AudioFile

“Fresher and more immediate [than previous editions].” Library Journal

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Language English
Release Day Jan 17, 2011
Release Date January 18, 2011
Release Date Machine 1295308800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories New in Fiction, Classics, Literature & Fiction, Classics, Romance, Classics, Evergreen Classics, Evergreen Classics
Author Bio
D. H. Lawrence

David Herbert Lawrence (1885–1930), novelist, short-story writer, poet, critic, playwright, and essayist, was one of the most important and controversial figures of twentieth-century English literature. His works confront the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization and are notable for their passionate intensity and for a sensuality that centers on the erotic. Though his opinions earned him enemies, persecution, and censorship during his lifetime, he is now recognized as an artistic visionary.

Narrator Bio
Maureen O’Brien

Maureen O’Brien is an English actress and author best known for her role as Vicki in the BBC television series Doctor Who. Since then, she has reprised the role in Big Finish Productions’ Doctor Who audio plays. Also an accomplished author, she has written numerous detective novels, including Close-Up on Death, Mask of Betrayal, and Dead Innocent.

Overview

“Let us hesitate no longer to announce that the sensual passions and mysteries are equally sacred with the spiritual mysteries and passions,” wrote D. H. Lawrence in Women in Love, his masterpiece heralding the erotic consciousness of the twentieth century. Lawrence explores love, sex, passion, and marriage through the eyes of two sisters, Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen. Intelligent, incisive, and observant, the two very different sisters pursue thrilling, torrid affairs with their lovers, Rupert and Gerald, while searching for more mature emotional relationships. Against a haunting World War I backdrop of coal mines, factories, and a beleaguered working class, Gudrun and Ursula’s temperamental differences spark an ongoing debate regarding their society, their inner lives, and the mysteries between men and women. Lawrence considered this to be his best novel.

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