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D. H. Lawrence

The Complete Short Novels by D. H. Lawrence (Penguin Classics)

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“The Complete Short Novels: The Captain’s Doll; The Fox; The Ladybird; St Mawr; The Princess; The Virgin and the Gypsy” is a collection of short novels and novellas written by the British author D. H. Lawrence. These shorter works by Lawrence, known for his novels like “Sons and Lovers” and “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” showcase his literary style and exploration of themes related to human relationships, sexuality, and the human condition.

Here is a brief overview of some of the individual works included in this collection:

  1. “The Captain’s Doll”: This novella tells the story of a young woman named Hannele who becomes involved with two men, a Scottish captain and a German officer, during World War I. The narrative explores themes of desire, identity, and the impact of war on personal relationships.
  2. “The Fox”: Set in the English countryside, this novella centers on the lives of two women, Banford and March, who live together on a farm. The arrival of a male friend, March’s fiancé, disrupts their close relationship, leading to jealousy and tragedy.
  3. “The Ladybird”: This work explores the relationship between a young girl named Maria and a boy named Leslie. The story delves into the complexities of adolescent sexuality and the awakening of desire.
  4. “St Mawr”: This novella follows the journey of a young woman named Lou Witt as she escapes from a stifling marriage and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and connection with nature.
  5. “The Princess”: This story revolves around a marriage between a modern princess and an aristocrat. It explores the clash of cultures and the challenges faced by the couple as they navigate their differences.
  6. “The Virgin and the Gypsy”: In this novella, the protagonist, Yvette Saywell, is a young woman trapped in a repressive family. Her encounter with a gypsy named Count Dionys helps her break free from societal constraints.

D. H. Lawrence’s short novels are known for their exploration of the human psyche, sensuality, and the complexities of relationships. They often reflect the author’s interest in psychology and his critique of the repressive social norms of his time. This collection provides readers with a diverse selection of Lawrence’s shorter works, each offering its own unique exploration of these themes.


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