The Virgin and the Gipsy (Penguin Great Loves)

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119 pp , IN ENGLISH, ABOUT THE AUTHOR :: David Herbert Richards Lawrence ( Eastwood , England, September 11, 1885 Vence, France, March 2, 1930 ) was an English writer, author of novels , stories, poems , plays, essays , travel books , paintings, translations and literary criticism. Their literature exposes an extensive reflection on the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization , 2 and addressed issues relating to emotional health , vitality , spontaneity , human sexuality and instinto.3 4 reviews Lawrence on all these affairs caused him many personal problems : in addition to an order of official persecution , his work was repeatedly censored ; Moreover , the biased interpretation of that throughout the second half of his life was a constant. As a result , had to spend most of his life in a voluntary exile he called "savage pilgrimage ." Although at the time of his death his image before the public was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents , EM Forster, in an obituary , defended his reputation by describing it as "the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation " .5 later , FR Leavis , a critic of Cambridge markedly influence, highlighted both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness , placing much of his fiction in the " great tradition " canonical novel in England. Over time , the image of Lawrence has established itself as a visionary thinker and a great representative of modernism in the context of English literature , although some feminist critics deplore his attitude towards women , and the vision of the sexuality is perceived in his works.

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Yvette is an innocent rector’s daughter. When she meets a handsome gipsy she feels him watching her, acutely aware of her virginity. Half drawn to him and half afraid, it is only when her life is endangered that she finally feels true love.

United by the theme of love, the writings in the Great Loves series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds. Readers will be introduced to love’s endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, gay love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, not to mention lost love, twisted and obsessional love...

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David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930) was an important and controversial English writer of the 20th century, whose prolific and diverse output included novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism and personal letters. He is perhaps best remembered for his novels Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow and Women in Love.

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