D. H. Lawrence: Women in Love

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Women in Love is widely regarded as D. H. Lawrence's greatest novel. It is a continuation of The Rainbow (1915), both novels originally having been intended as one novel, The Sisters, though in final form each work is self-contained. After difficulties in finding a publisher, understandable as The Rainbow had been prosecuted for obscenity, Women in Love was eventually privately published in New York in 1920 and in London in 1921. It is clear that both The Rainbow and Women in Love are major departures from the main tradition of the English novel with its emphasis on a realistic presentation of both character and environment. Lawrence's use of a heightened and more expressive prose than …

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Citation:
Newton, Ken. "Women in Love". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2002
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