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'Tickets Please' returns Lawrence to his native Nottingham during the war. The social revolution of women doing jobs previously done by men, also begins to change the relationship between the sexes and the women in the story are aggressive and wanting their rights. But are they happier for conquering the flighty male in the story or is the domination of man by woman one st ...more
Kindle Edition, 86 pages
Published 2014 by Blackthorn Press (first published May 25th 1919)
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Hiba Arrame
Jun 15, 2017 Hiba Arrame rated it really liked it
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It's funny how Lawrence framed the working women at a certain era in England, right after World War I, he brought up the atmosphere of work, and how it was unusual to women at the time, and also cared to discuss the relation between the two genders, the acts of vengeance and defending one's pride.
The story is very well written.
Hoda Marmar
Feb 22, 2014 Hoda Marmar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: academics
It is a fun, very short read. It is set in industrial 1919 England where young women and men workers enjoy a sense of freedom and adrenaline working in the risky tramway business.
The themes are: genders' relationships, promiscuity, revenge, pride, and shame.
I am excited to discuss it in class next week (Modern Fiction class).
Aziz Qaissi
May 04, 2014 Aziz Qaissi rated it did not like it
Shelves: modern-fiction
With a vivd description, David Herbert Lawrence plunges into the corners, 'the black, industrial countryside', and 'long ugly villages' of the 1919 industrial England (right after the end of World War I). He managed to elaborate on a set of themes such as genders' relations, the ghost of industrial revolution, crippled men, war, and sexuality--from the starting sequence up till the end of the story. His controversial personality, however, raised many questions, to the point he was described afte ...more
Jeffrey Smith
This story was good, I think. I guess it must have been wierd being a young man working in England during the Great War. 90% of the men were away on the continent fighting, and all this man's co-workers were women. He was no saint, but those women... Guess he should have seen it coming from a mile away. Quick, violent, and to-the-point.
keltoum chahidi
على الأغلب ما كنت لأقرأ هذه القصة القصيرة لو لم أكن سأمتحن فيها ، لكن في النهاية أعترف أنها ليست سيئة كما تصورت في البداية، الحكاية تجري أحداثها بعد الحرب العالمية الأولى وتحكي قصة آن الفتاة التي تعمل على متن أحد أخطر خطوط الترامواي في بريطانيا، القصة تجسد التغييرات التي طرأت على دور كل من الرجل والمرأة بعد الحرب والإحباطات التي تواجه المرأة حتى بعد أن اعترف بها المجتمع كشخص منتج وفاعل، كلما انغمسنا في الحكاية أدركنا أن الكاتب قد تعمد وضع الشخصيات الأنثوية في وضع مهيمن ولكنه لا ينسى تذكيرنا أن ه ...more
Frankly I wasn't thinking of who DH Lawrence was I when picked this short story to read. Only read about him on the cover part afterward.

It's a good story. Well written for one thing. And the points across was also nice and clearly delivered: the culture change, the bleak facet of industrialism, women's standings -due or not due to the war- , are some of them.

I don't know about Lawrance's other writings, but I like him already because of the last sentence of this short story: (view spoiler)
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Jul 19, 2013 Marts (Thinker) rated it really liked it
Good short story. John Joseph most definitely gets what he deserves and not for a moment are the girls too hard on him...
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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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