Cambridge Lawrence Edition

D. H. Lawrence - Author

Mara Kalnins - Editor/introduction

Mara Kalnins - Notes by

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ISBN 9780140187816 | 240 pages | 01 Mar 1996 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Written during the winter of 1929-30 and his last major work, Apocalypse is Lawrence's radical criticism of the political, religious and social structures that have shaped Western civilization. In his view the perpetual conflict within man, in which emotion, instinct and the senses vie with the intellect and reason, has resulted in society's increasing alienation from the natural world. Yet Lawrence's belief in humanity's power to regain the imaginative and spiritual values which alone can revitalize our world also makes Apocalypse a powerful statement of hope. Presenting his thoughts on psychology, science, politics, art, God and man, and including a fierce protest against Christianity, Apocalypse is Lawrence's last testament, his final attempt to convey his vision of man and of the cosmos.

Apocalypse Note on the Penguin Lawrence Edition
Note on the Texts
Advisory Editor's Note
A Review of The Book of Revelation by Dr. John Oman
Introduction to The Dragon of the Apocalypse by Frederick Carter

I. Apocalypse, Fragment I
II. Apocalypse, Fragment II
III. Apocalypsis II
Explanatory Notes
Further Reading
‘Lawrence urged men and women to live, to honour the quick of themselves, to glory in the exhilarating terror of this brief life – Frederic Raphael in the Sunday Times