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'There was one place in the world that stood solid and did not melt into unreality: the place where his mother was. Everybody else could grow shadowy, almost non-existent to him, but she could not.'
In his quest to find his emotional and independent self, Paul Morel is torn between the strong, Oedipal bond he has with his mother and the relationships he forges as a young adult, with chaste Miriam and the provocative Clara. As Paul matures and struggles with his own and his mother's feelings towards the other women in his life, Lawrence expertly crafts a timeless and universal story of family, love and the relationships that define us.
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Complexity of characterization, intensity of characters' confrontations, and sexual frankness are now, say the publishers, as the author intended them.Read Full Review of Sons and Lovers (Modern Libra... | See more reviews from Kirkus
Sons and Lovers stand out from the fiction of the day as an achievement of the first quality.Read Full Review of Sons and Lovers (Modern Libra... | See more reviews from Guardian
he full force of William's role as the foreshadower of Paul has been weakened until now by Garnett's unnegotiated and drastic cuts.Read Full Review of Sons and Lovers (Modern Libra...
It exhales a prodigious, at times comically portentous, concentration upon the self, but none of that superiority which has become at once second nature, style and integument to the combative and cosmopolitan literary milieu of Lawrence’s novels.Read Full Review of Sons and Lovers (Modern Libra...
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