Author: D.H. Lawrence, Daphne Merkin (Introduction)
Format: Paperback, 544 pages
Published: May 5th 2009 by Signet (first published 1915)
Original title: The Rainbow
ISBN: 0451530306 (ISBN13: 9780451530301)
Edition language: English
Series: Brangwen Family #1
Characters: Gudrun Brangwen, Ursula Brangwen, Tom Brangwen, Anton Skrebensky, Anna Brangwen
Setting: Nottinghamshire, England (United Kingdom)
Midlands, England (United Kingdom)
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.