A controversial classic from D.H. Lawrence, the author of "Lady Chatterley's Lover."
Lush with religious and metaphysical imagery, this is the story of three generations of the Brangwen family, set against the decline of their rural English existence in the face of industrialization. The novel also treats the most taboo subject of its time, peering intimately into a family's sexual mores, exposing the dynamics of marriage and physical love as a sexual tug-of-war that is both formidable and inescapable. Visionary and prophetic, "The Rainbow" was banned in England after its publication in 1915 and was long available in the U.S. only in an expurgated edition.
With an Introduction by Daphne Merkin.
About the Author
David Ellis is the author of Lawrence's Non-Fiction: Art, Thought and Genre and Wordsworth, Freud and the Spots of Time. He has been commissioned to write Volume HI of the New Cambridge biography of Lawrence.
Daphne Merkin is a former staff writer for "T""he New Yorker". She has written regularly for "Elle", "Vogue", "The New York Times Magazine", and "The New York Times Book Review". Her previous books include "Enchantment", a novel, and "Dreaming of" "Hitler", a collection of essays. She lives in New York City.