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The Fox

3.37  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,348 Ratings  ·  91 Reviews
She took her gun again and went to look for the fox. For he had lifted his eyes upon her, and his knowing look seemed to have entered her brain. She did not so much think of him: she was possessed by him. She saw his dark, shrewd, unabashed eye looking into her, knowing her. She felt him invisibly master her spirit. She knew the way he lowered his chin as he looked up, she ...more
Hardcover, 123 pages
Published by Sphere Books (first published 1923)
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peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستانِ گرانقدر، در این کتاب، سخن از مردیست که همچون روباه واردِ زندگیِ دو زن و خواهر، به نامهایِ « بنفورد» و « مارچ» میشود... و میانِ آنها قرار گرفته و از « مارچ» درخواستِ ازدواج میکند... و تشکیلِ یک « مثلث» میدهند که چیزی جز حسادت و بی حرمتی در آن دیده نمیشود... « مارچ» زنی که برایِ گذرانِ زندگی نیاز به هیچ مردی ندارد و همراه با « بنفورد»، مستقلانه زندگی میکنند
زن باید «بیدار میماند» ... باید میفهمید... باید بررسی میکرد و میسنجید و تصمیم میگرفت... باید افسارِ زندگیش را محکم به دست میگرفت...بله،
Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly
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May 01, 2010 Greg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, foxes
I like and hate D.H. Lawrence.

On the one hand there is something enjoyable about his books, I don't quite know what that something is though. I'm trying to figure it out, but it's just not coming. Somewhere in most of his books that I've read there is something that I like (not love) about them. Not enough that I should have read six of them though. In the case of this book though, I only bought it because I've had luke-warm experiences with Lawrence, but I am a sucker for foxes. The cover is r
Ahmad Sharabiani
724. The Fox, D.H. Lawrence
روباه - دی.اچ. لارنس (باغ نو) ادبیات

رمان «روباه» بار نخست در سال 1923 میلادی منتشر شد. فضاسازی عالی از تصویر پس از جنگ، و واکاوی ژرفای درونی و ذهنی انسانها، «روباه» را یکی از بهترین کارهای آن دوران، و دوره ادبی «لارنس» کرده است. رمان باید حدود سال 1919 میلادی رخ داده باشد، چرا که به «اپیدمی آنفلوآنزا» اشاره شده، همچنین «روباه»، به دلیل اشاره به مصیبتها و سختیهای پس از جنگ، یکی از نمونه های درخشان ادبیات این ژانر است. «لارنس» در انتهای کتاب همچون یک قصه گو، انگار که بخو
May 31, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four and a half.

Two women, Banford and March, are trying to independently run a small farm together and slowly failing in their efforts. The war is just over and soldiers are returning home. There have been cases of the great flu epidemic in the nearby village, so it must be set around 1919, and people are struggling with post war problems including poor food and a cold winter. They are both becoming despondent and fearful for the future.

A fox keeps stealing their chickens and they decide it mus
Diane S ☔
3.5 It has been a very long time since I have read anything by this author. The Fox, is a novella that I happened to own.

It chronicles the lifestyle of two, rather different women, at the turn of 1900's. March and Bagwell, want to live alone on a farm that primarily raises chickens. Not only is this frowned on during that time period, but these women know next to nothing about farming or chickens. Another challenge they must deal with is the war, which has made feed and other necessities diffic
Travelling Sunny
This was on THE LIST. Hold on --- let me correct that punctuation.
This was on THE LIST?

I'm not entirely sure what I just read. I mean, I get that the animal fox was the foreshadowed representation of the human fox. And, I get that the proverbial fox stole the proverbial hen out of the proverbial hen house. But, the story was not engaging or very interesting. To me.

Thankfully, it was short. Here's the even shorter (abridged) version:

**********SPOILERS BELOW**********

March: I'm the pretty one.

Dec 14, 2008 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After a certain age (perhaps 30? perhaps as early as 20?), one probably shouldn't read too much of DH Lawrence's writing, or too little of it. Now and again I return to his fiction, poetry, and essays either to reread something or take on a new work. He's a unique, over-the-top, incantatory, powerful writer whose contribution to human psychology remains unverified by almost anyone else. When I say this I'm not referring to his exploitation of oedipal themes, per Freud (Sons and Lovers), but of c ...more
Mahdi Bigdeli
Aug 08, 2014 Mahdi Bigdeli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, re-reading
زن با تمام وجود می کوشد ، می کوشد تا مرد را خوشبخت کند ، تا حد توانایی اش برای آسودگی دنیا و آدم هایش تلاش می کند و همیشه سهمش جز شکست و ناکامی نیست
Oct 06, 2008 Werebot rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: latent lesbians who enjoy being beaten over the head with a metaphor.
D.H. Lawrence's prose is often described as 'muscular', which I think is another way of saying 'mostly bullshit'. Very forgettable. Don't bother.
Bernabé Borrero
Nov 01, 2014 Bernabé Borrero rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic-books
This book is perfect.
Jan 26, 2013 Rayroy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Along the tree line the fog settles in the field, hairs awake start hoping around on alert from cunning foxes, birds each chirp their own tunes. In the farm house up the slop the farmer and his wife too awake, make coffee to get ready for the chicken and cows, get food prepared for lunch and supper, lights illuminate their process through the house as they make their way out the front door to begin the day. At the porch the farmer and his wife button up their wool, lace up work boots. Max the ta ...more
Feb 12, 2012 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only DH Lawrence I ever read before tackling this book was "The Rocking-horse Winner", an odd little story about love that borders on the Oedipal and luck that borders on insanity. While I could write a paper about it, I'm still not sure I get it. When I tell people that they just say, "That's Lawrence for you."

When I started The Fox I had "The Rocking-horse Winner" in mind, however, I wasn't really ready for the whole story and plot synopses gave no indication as to what I was getting into.
Oct 02, 2012 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this story. It seems people either love or hate D.H. Lawrence, well I am slightly obsessed with him, and this story is a good example of why. His descriptions, symbolism and metaphors are just insanely beautiful, in my opinion. I am so drawn into his work and his writing style. I love the strange way he repeats things, the way he leaves you hanging, leaving it out there, so that you can wrap your mind around it and mold it yourself. Sometimes I will read just a simple sentence or two from ...more
Shima Sherafati
Feb 01, 2016 Shima Sherafati rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
يك كليله و دمنه ى مدرنِ انگليسى
Oct 21, 2013 Cass rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes I read a book and give it 3 or 4 stars and then a week or a month later I go back and upgrade it. The book perhaps played on my mind, I mulled and pondered its secrets, and I love books that make me do that.

This book is kind of the opposite. I gave it 4-stars and now I kind of want to drop it down. I don't know, maybe a solid 3.75 stars.

I have never read any D.H. Lawrence and I have always intended to, for some reason I thought he was an Australian author.

I like that this book is meant
Jul 12, 2011 Drew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This short story is a great read for someone who is just getting into Lawrence. One can get a great feel for his style without having to read one of his 500 page novels. However, it is important to note that while his style stays consistent in many ways throughout his works, still they are all VERY different and if you do not like or "get" this work, but maybe find it intriguing or interesting in some way, I would highly recommend reading Women In Love, which I think is probably his greatest wor ...more
Mar 20, 2015 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful novella which I've read in one sitting.

Two spinsters living on a farm, Jill is plain and sickly where as Nellie is pretty and strong.
All changes when a soldier returns from the war.
Passions run high with tragic consequences!
Buck Ward
Apr 12, 2016 Buck Ward rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I read this in three sittings, spaced far apart, so my feeling for the book seems a little disjointed. In general, I thought it was pretty good, but it's not a favorite. I liked the literary style.

With regards to the story: I couldn't quite figure out why Henry was so (view spoiler)
Apr 20, 2016 Andy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I balked at reviewing this for the same reason I balked at reviewing Evelyn Waugh's The Loved One. Why? While both novels are alright, the motion picture versions were far superior. What makes the film version of The Fox better than the novel is the way it established a certain tension between the three lovers, whereas the novel just seems slack in its personal dynamics.

It's probably to Keir Dullea, Sandy Dennis and Anne Heywood's credit that they fleshed their characters so skillfully and deliv
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This story is not so impressive as any other book written by D.H. Lawrence.
Lindsay Roberts
I picked up _The Fox_ from Vesoul's public library, which has a very limited and truly quirky selection of books in English. This version is an easy-reader version for non-native English speakers complete with vocabulary and illustrations! This now strikes me as bizarre because while technically it is a short story/novella, it is anything BUT simple and straightforward to understand!
The story is a sort of romantic triangle between three people--two girls who live together on a farm and have a so
یه چندتا پاراگراف داره ک کار رو تاثیرگذار کرده ، یکیش اینه که درواقع میاد امیال غریضی انسان هارو نسبت ب هم بیان میکنه ، چیزیک خیلیا دارن باهاش میجنگن :
زن مرگ را تقدیر خود نمیدانست . سرنوشتش را ب دست جوانک سپرده بوداما تکلیفش با او روشن نبود .مرد میخواست زن بدون مقاومت خودش را تسلیم کند و در برکه ی وجود مرد فرو رود اما زن میخواست آرام بنشیند و مانند کسی ک ب انتهای راه رسیده تماشاگر باشد .میخواست ببیند ، بداند ، بفهمد تنهایی و خلوت را دوست داشت ب شرط آنکه مرد کنارش باشد .
و مرد ، او نمیخواست ک زن
Mar 08, 2011 Emily rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Banford and March are two women living together on a small farm, trying to make a life from it. Their peaceful existence is interrupted when a young man comes to stay with them and decides to marry March.
I'm not sure I really understood this book. I did read it rather quickly, but it was not really a book I cared to dwell over. Both young ladies seemed rather silly and naive to me. The young man seemed both cruel and kind. I suppose he is a metaphor for a fox, itself, but I don't really understa
I'm still not quite sure how I feel about this book, mostly because Lawrence's main female protagonist is written so vaguely. While on the one hand, she cares for the farm and her friend Jill like a man of the time would, she also doesn't seem to have any kind of will or desires of her own. Instead, she spends most of the novel daydreaming, staring off into space, and not responding to other characters' questions as Henry and Banford make decisions for her, swaying her from one decision to the n ...more
Sep 04, 2015 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rereading some Lawrence whom I revered when I was younger but found tedious when I discovered other more cerebral writers. Now I can read him again with some objectivity and I can enjoy the stories such as The Fox for what they are without looking too deeply. Just read some review talking about the fascist/sexist/homoerotic underpinnings to Lawrence's writings and I guess if you look hard enough you can find it, but I like to think of Lawrence as more innocent and struggling to understand what p ...more
Sep 01, 2014 Jason rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, classic, novella
I did not like this novella very much. It is about two "older" (i.e., about thirty) unmarried sisters living on a farm when a young man comes. Oh wait, first a fox comes and then the young man comes and they keep conflating him with the fox for some reason. Then the relationship between the man and one sister creates issues with the other sister, leading to a vortex of jealousy and a strained triangle relationship. D.H. Lawrence feels like one of the (few) writers who was spoiled by high school, ...more
Jun 01, 2012 Matt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very very good. Lawrence is brilliant.
Cooper Cooper
Jul 16, 2009 Cooper Cooper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
D.H. Lawrence is D.H. Lawrence: this short novel pivots on a relationship triangle: two manless thirtyish women are barely making ends meet on their small farm when along comes a young soldier, grandson of the former owner, and since housing is very hard to find (the story is set just after WWI) the women invite the soldier to stay awhile, and after a few days he attempts to make it permanent by proposing to March, the more vigorous but also the dreamier of the two women. Thus begins an emotion ...more
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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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