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.
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