The story of a European woman's self-annihilating plunge into the intrigues, passions, and pagan rituals of Mexico. Lawrence's mesmerizing and unsettling 1926 novel is his great work of the political imagination.
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The Plumed Serpent, one of Lawrence's most vivid novels, is set in Mexico in the 1920s and centres on the religion of the ancient Aztecs. The Cambridge edition establishes for the first time a meticulously edited text based on the manuscript, typescript and proof material, nearly all of which survives.From the Back Cover:
Written during the most flourishing period of D. H. Lawrence's career, 'The Plumed Serpent' is a novel of ritual and romance set in Mexico during the 1920s, a story both beautiful and strange. Kate Leslie, an Irishwoman, is at once repelled and fascinated by the spell of Mexico, homesick and yet unable to leave. With the ancient rites of the lost god Quetzalcoatl, she marries Don Cipriano, an Indian, and becomes wedded not only to him but also to a history full of terror and blood, to a land without shadows or mist.
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Book Description Penguin UK, 1983. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140432091