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Sons and Lovers: Text, Background, and Criticism Paperback - 1977

by D. H. Lawrence; Julian Moynahan (Editor)


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Though it is the author’s third novel, Sons and Lovers is often regarded as D.H. Lawrence’s masterpiece. The autobiographical work, which was originally titled Paul Morel after its protagonist, was set in motion with the death of Lawrence’s mother, Lydia. The author used the opportunity to reexamine his childhood, his relationship with his mother, and her psychological effect on his sexuality.

Sons and Lovers had already been rejected by one publisher when Lawrence sent the manuscript to Edward Garnett of Gerald Duckworth and Company Ltd. Garnett made extensive editing suggestions and still — after Lawrence rewrote the manuscript for the fourth time — cut 80 passages, about 10% of the work, before its 1913 publication.

At the time of publication, Sons and Lovers was criticized for being obscene. But the novel endured. It has been adapted for film multiple times, including the Academy Award winning 1960 film. The Modern Library placed it ninth on their list of the 100 best novels of the 20th century.

First Edition Identification

Gerald Duckworth and Company Ltd. first published Sons and Lovers in the UK in 1913. First editions have dark blue binding, gold lettering stamped on the upper cover and spine, and a 20-page segment of publisher's advertisements at the end. There are at least two or three issues of the first edition: copies have been noted both with the bound-in title without date and with the tipped-in title with the date on the copyright page.

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  • Title Sons and Lovers: Text, Background, and Criticism
  • Author D. H. Lawrence; Julian Moynahan (Editor)
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition [ Edition: First
  • Pages 622
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Penguin Group, New York
  • Date 1977-06-30
  • ISBN 9780140155044 / 014015504X
  • Weight 0.97 lbs (0.44 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.78 x 5.13 x 1.27 in (19.76 x 13.03 x 3.23 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Domestic fiction, Autobiographical fiction
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 68028024
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC
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