This study guide provides a comprehensive introduction to Sons and Lovers and guides the reader through the key critical approaches to the novel.
Part 1 provides a detailed overview of Lawrence's composition of Sons and Lovers from 1910 to its publication in 1913 (including a discussion of Edward Garnett's editing of the novel).
Part 2 contains a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the novel, highlighting its complex structure and central themes.
Part 3 considers the contemporary reception of Sons and Lovers and introduces the main critical approaches to the novel in recent criticism.
Part 4 reproduces useful excerpts from Lawrence's letters relating to the novel, while Part 5 presents an extensive Select Bibliography of secondary criticism.
About the author
Andrew Harrison has taught at the universities of East Anglia, Nottingham and Warwick. He has published numerous articles on D. H. Lawrence, and he is the author of D. H. Lawrence and Italian Futurism (2003) and co-editor (with John Worthen) of a casebook of modern critical essays on Sons and Lovers (2005). He is editor of the Journal of D. H. Lawrence Studies.
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