Sons and Lovers

by Lawrence, D H

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.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

In 1992, Cambridge University Press published the first edition of Sons and Lovers in which the missing text was restored. Edited by Helen and Carl Baron, this notable edition is bound in red cloth and stamped in gold on the spine. In the UK, 1,100 copies were published September 1992. The US edition was then published in August of that year. Unfortunately, the press published many new errors along with the restored text. The Penguin edition of the Cambridge text, also edited by the Barons, was the first edition to have corrected the new errors. Sixteen thousand copies were published August 1994.

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New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. First American edition, first printing. [vi], 517 pp. Bound in publisher's purple cloth with white lettering. Very Good with sunned and rubbed spine, cloth rubbed along edges, slight lean. Lacking dust jacket. Lawrence's third novel.
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London; Duckworth & Co., 1913., 1913. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. [iii]-vii, [1], 423, [1], [20] catalogue. Publishers' midnight blue cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper board, and double fillets in gilt to spine and in blind to upper board. Cover cloth lightly scuffed with minor creasing to spine and corners rubbed. Lacks half-title; light… Read more about this item
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by D.H. Lawrence (novel); Trever Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure (starring); Jack Cardiff (director); Gavin Lambert, T.E.B. Clarke (screenwriters)

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N.p.: N.p., 1959. Shooting script for the 1960 film. Title annotated on the right edge of the front wrapper in manuscript pencil and copy number "36" annotated on title page above title in manuscript ink. Based on the 1913 novel by D.H. Lawrence, about a young man caught between his domineering, manipulative mother, his repressed former girlfriend,… Read more about this item
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Sons and Lovers: Text, Background, and Criticism

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1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. Sons and Lovers" by D. H. Lawrence. First edition, second printing with Reprinted, 1916 present on the copyright page. The book is in good plus to very good minus condition. General wear and soiling to the blue cloth boards. Cloth is faded at the spine, and the top and bottom of the spine has… Read more about this item
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Penguin Books, 1982. The Morel family, the counterpart of his own, live on the Nottingham coalfield. Mrs Morel is disillusioned with her husband, a coarse-grained and hard-drinking miner, and centres all her expectations on her sons, especially Paul. No markings on book. Collectible condition.. ISBN: 0-1400.06680. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 7-1/4" By 4-1/4". Classics. Catalogs: Classics.
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Sons and Lovers: a Facsimile of the Manuscript

Sons and Lovers: a Facsimile of the Manuscript

by LAWRENCE, D. H.

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