Set in the rural midlands of England, this tale recounts the lives of three generations of the Brangwen family. When Tom Brangwen marries a Polish widow, Lydia Lensky, and adopts her daughter Anna as his own, he is unprepared for the conflict and passion that erupts between them.
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Professor Mark Kinkead-Weekes gives the composition history and collates the surviving states of the text to assess the damage done to Lawrence's novel, and to provide a text as close to that which the author wrote as is now possible.From the Inside Flap:
Pronounced obscene when it was first published in 1915," The Rainbow is the epic story of three generations of the Brangwens, a Midlands family. A visionary novel, considered to be one of Lawrence's finest, it explores the complex sexual and psychological relationships between men and women in an increasingly industrialized world. "Lives are separate, but life is continuous--it continues in the fresh start by the separate life in each generation," wrote F. R. Leavis. "No work, I think, has presented this perception as an imaginatively realized truth more compellingly than "The Rainbow."
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141184221
Book Description Penguin Classic, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141184221