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Odour of Chrysanthemums (Penguin Mini Modern Classics) [Paperback]

D. H. Lawrence
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15 Feb 2011 Penguin Mini Modern Classics

'Was this what it all meant - utter, intact separateness, obscured by heat of living?'

D. H. Lawrence's short stories portray complex, flawed interior lives, showing individuals facing momentous emotional events. In these two stories of fragile happiness and failed dreams, a tragedy forces a woman to acknowledge that she has never known her husband, and a man blinded in the First World War discovers an unexpected peace.

This book includes Odour of Chrysanthemums and The Blind Man.

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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (15 Feb 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141196084
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141196084
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 16 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930), English novelist, story writer, critic, poet and painter, one of the greatest figures in 20th-century English literature. Among his works are The White Peacock (1911), Sons and Lovers (1913), The Rainbow (1915) and Lady Chatterley's Lover, first published privately in Florence in 1928 and later, controversially, by Penguin in 1960.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterful 13 Sep 2013
Containing two short stories, Odour of Chrysanthemums and the Blind Man, this brief collection gives the briefest taste of Lawrence's emotional writing, his intricate but blemished characters, and his visceral thoughts on life.

Although perhaps not as rich or provocative as his longer fiction, Lawrence's short stories are equally compelling, with each story containing an intensely flavoured slice of life, and this short book providing the perfect reading material to dip into at a moment's notice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Revisited 11 Feb 2014
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Read this 40 years ago for O level. Very evocative and thought provoking. Still love it today. Lawrence describes the love hate relationship in the marriage beautifully and leaves you wondering what happens to the characters next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First class 18 Aug 2014
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As expected. Good service
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This was a wonderful short story written in excellent English prose and a most enjoyable read.
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