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The fourteen short stories collected in this volume were written between 1913 and 1921, most of them against the background of the 1914-18 War. All but one were published on both sides of the Atlantic.
Paperback, Cambridge Lawrence , 288 pages
Published November 1st 1996 by Penguin Classics
(first published 1990)
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Sep 12, 2013 Wayne marked it as to-be-reviewed
Recommends it for: those who like an UPFRONT writer
Recommended to Wayne by: Lawrence himself
Mine is a Penguin 1964 edition with only 10 stories.
...which tells me that:
"Many of the characters were drawn
from Lawrence's friends
and acquaintances in real life
and some stories caused great offence
when they were published."
Which doesn't surprise when we also read
that the content of these tales
has as "an underlying theme"...
"the emotional and physical conflict
between men and women,
and there is a frightening hardness
and disillusion in the sexual relationships
of the people involved..."
I have this book, and my edition had a picture of Kent on it, which I always found ironic. Tickets, Please is a story about the Ripley Rattler that used to take people from Ripley to the big city (Nottingham). I see this as a celebration of England, not a decline, but they seem to have built over the tram tracks, which is a shame.
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 ...moreMore about D.H. Lawrence...