Sea and Sardinia

D. H. Lawrence - Author

Mara Kalnins - Editor

Jill Franks - Introduction by

Jill Franks - Notes by

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ISBN 9780141180762 | 256 pages | 01 Oct 1999 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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In January 1921, D. H. Lawrence and his wife Frieda visited Sardinia. Although the trip lasted only nine days, Lawrence wrote an intriguing account of Sicilian life that not only evokes the place, people, local customs and wildlife but is also deeply revealing about the writer himself.

Studded with metaphoric and symbolic descriptions, the book is transfused with the author’s anger and joy. His prejudices and his political prophecies, make Sea and Sardinia a unique and dynamic piece of travel writing.

This edition restores censored passages and corrects corrupt textual readings to reveal for the first time the book Lawrence himself called ‘A marvel of veracity’.

Sea and Sardinia Note on the Penguin Lawrence Edition
Note on the Text
Advisory Editor's Note
Sea and Sardinia
Appendix: Maps of Sardinia, Sicily and southern Italy (c. 1921)
Explanatory Notes
Glossary of Italian
Further Reading
‘Enchantment … immediacy and passion … Sea and Sardinia is characterized by vivid descriptive passages tht resemble painting and film in their attention to fine detail, to colour and to light’ - Jill Franks

‘The most charming of all the books Lawrence ever wrote’ - Anthony Burgess