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.
<div><b>Daphne Merkin</b> is the author of a novel, <i>Enchantment</i>, which won the Edward Lewis Wallant award for best new work of American-Jewish fiction, and an essay collection, <i>Dreaming of Hitler</i>. She has written essays and reviews for publications that include <i>American Scholar</i>, the <i>New York Times</i>, where she is a regular contributor to the <i>Book Review</i>, the <i>Los Angeles Times Book Review</i>, <i>Elle</i>, and <i>Vogue.</i><br><br></div>