Women in Love is widely regarded as D.H. Lawrence's greatest novel. It continues where 'The Rainbow' left off with the third generation of Brangwens: Ursula Brangwen, now a teacher at Beldover, a mining town in the Midlands, and her sister Gudrun, who has returned from art school in London. The focus of the novel is primarily on their relationships: Ursula's with Rupert Birkin, a school inspector, and Gudrun's with Gerald Crich, an industrialist, and later with a sculptor called Loerke.
An unabridged reading by Maureen O'Brien.
©1920 D.H Lawrence (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd
"Perfect narration of a masterpiece"
Lawrence's ability to express the subtle, normally unacknowledged forces that guide our thoughts, combined with his unique sense of spirituality and meaning, compellingly bereft of any doctrine or explicit metaphysics, make for a novel that is like nothing else. What's particularly amazing is that in Women in Love and its prequel, The Rainbow, the main characters don't actually get up to all that much, and yet Lawrence's articulation of their experiences, conscious and unconscious, makes their stories stranger and more epic than any tale of 'great events'.
As for the narration, Maureen O'Brien does a flawless job of narrating such a challengingly idiosyncratic novel. I feel very grateful to her!
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