The Rainbow

Cambridge Lawrence Edition

D. H. Lawrence - Author

James Wood - Editor

Mark Kinkead-Weekes - Editor

Anne Fernihough - Editor

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ISBN 9780141441382 | 528 pages | 11 Jul 2007 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Set in the rural midlands of England, The Rainbow revolves around three generations of the Brangwen family over a period of more than sixty years, setting them against the emergence of modern England. When Tom Brangwen marries a Polish widow and adopts her daughter as his own, he is unprepared for the conflict and passion that erupt. Suffused with biblical imagery, The Rainbow addresses searching human issues in a setting of precise and vivid detail.

"Lawrence is the most Dostoevskian of English novelists, in whose best work conflicting ideological positions are brought into play and set up against each other in dialogue that is never simply or finally resolved."
-David Lodge