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5.0 out of 5 stars Life and loves in the mining family.
This is my all time favorite Lawrence novel/biography. I know Lawrence's mother was pivotal to the book, and in shaping the person Lawrence became, but it was always his father I felt most empathy and connection with. It was interesting to read, years later, that in his summing up of Son's and lovers, Lawrence admitted that he had portrayed his father in a very harsh...
Published on 26 Jun. 2013 by Julie Vanberkel

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On the plus side the language was vivid and gave a clear picture of all the settings of the novel . The characters were clearly drawn . Lawrence had themes - the place of women in society , sexuality , spirituality , the encroachment of industry into the countryside which he explored throughout the book . This is a book I read many years ago and the first time I had...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life and loves in the mining family., 26 Jun. 2013
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Julie Vanberkel (United kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This is my all time favorite Lawrence novel/biography. I know Lawrence's mother was pivotal to the book, and in shaping the person Lawrence became, but it was always his father I felt most empathy and connection with. It was interesting to read, years later, that in his summing up of Son's and lovers, Lawrence admitted that he had portrayed his father in a very harsh light.
Anyone who is new to the works of D.H.L., would be well advised to read this book in order to understand something of the man himself, and the dynamics played out in this family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sons and Lovers, 25 Feb. 2014
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Read it many moons ago but forgot just how good DHL was. Most enjoyable. In simple language he transports the reader to a bygone time and experience where the characters are so real you feel you know them well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 16 Jun. 2013
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A fascinating tale of life in the coal-mining districts of the East Midlands. An insight into the way people lived in those difficult times. A sensitive portrayal of the relationship between the main character, Paul and the women in his life. I have since purchased the complete works of DH Lawrence.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Overrated, 13 Nov. 2013
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On the plus side the language was vivid and gave a clear picture of all the settings of the novel . The characters were clearly drawn . Lawrence had themes - the place of women in society , sexuality , spirituality , the encroachment of industry into the countryside which he explored throughout the book . This is a book I read many years ago and the first time I had come across symbolism - sunsets etc . I've been finding it in books ever since .
On the minus side the book lacked subtlety and was very repetitive - how many times did Paul n Miriam look at the petals of a flower ? I felt I was being banged over the head by it all and couldn't wait to finish it .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sons and Lovers, 12 Jan. 2014
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This is a book I cannot stop reading .Lawrence is so descriptive ,of not just landscape and feelings but you almost feel you are spying on the family themselves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read between the lines., 7 Jan. 2015
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I never thought this was my sort of reading but I loved it. This was part of my A level 20th cent. english lit. , two books have made me cry and this is one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lawrence Supreme, 30 July 2013
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Lawrence never disappoints.
Reading this book in my youth brought wonderful insights but reading it as a mother showed it's true merit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Family, hope, dreams. Wonderful!, 18 Mar. 2015
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The ultimate story of family, hope, and dreams. A life story inside one book, told beautifully, and relevant in any era, a masterpiece.
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4.0 out of 5 stars JD, 18 Jan. 2014
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Wonderful book, revisited after 40 years after 'studying' it for A level. So much better this time around. Recommended to everyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, and for free !, 2 Jan. 2013
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Downloaded no problem, and a right riveting read.
You can hear the authentic Yorkshire / Notts speech coming out of the pages.
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