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Daughters of the Vicar

3.39 of 5 stars 3.39  ·  rating details  ·  69 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A bleak, unrelenting tale of poverty and loss, Lawrence’s expertly crafted novella chillingly examines man’s increasing inability to love and be loved. Looking for acceptance from his new congregation, the Reverend Ernest Lindley cannot ignore the fact that his parishioners are far from welcoming. Rather than confront such hostility, the Lindleys instead become ever more i ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Hesperus Press (first published 1914)
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Jun 16, 2013 Laura rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Bettie, Carey, Wanda
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4 Extra Debut. Impoverished sisters Louisa and Mary struggle to choose lives governed either by emotion or intellect. Stars Rachel Atkins and Cathy Sara.
This short story reminded me of why I used to love Lawrence so much as a teenager. It has all the angst and repression that teenagers feel in a simple tale comparing the marital choices of two sisters, which is probably no different now than from the 1910s and 1920s. As an adult the prose seems more difficult to feel but is has sharpened my appetite for revisiting more of Lawrence's work.
Janet Parfitt
This was a good book but not brilliant. The descriptions were evocative but some of the characters were quite unpleasant and the end was a bit vague so that I didn't really understand what happened at all.
This early Lawrence reads like an unfinished sketch of many of his later works. The themes are there, just not quite fleshed out on the characters.
I think I dislike D.H. Lawrence. I read this with Lexy for a class. Depressing.
Another Lawrence Classic - easy read, excellent.
Ngan Lewandowska
Victorian literotica!
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David Herbert Richards Lawrence was an English writer of the 20th century, whose prolific and diverse output included novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism and personal letters. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues rel ...more
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