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The Virgin and the Gipsy was discovered in France after D. H. Lawrence's death in 1930. Immediately recognized as a masterpiece in which Lawrence had distilled and purified his ideas about sexuality and morality, The Virgin and the Gipsy has become a classic and is one of Lawrence's most electrifying short novels.

Set in a small village in the English countryside, this is t
Paperback, 96 pages
Published August 24th 2010 by Quidnovi (first published 1930)
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The first D.H. Lawrence story I read was "The Rocking-Horse Winner", a tale I found quite disturbing. His posthumous novella The Virgin and the Gypsy, I think, is equally disconcerting in terms of imagery and implication.

Yvette is unhappy with her current situation. She’s a rector’s daughter and is forced to cope with Mater, her domineering grandmother, and spinster Aunt, who consider her the reincarnation of her treacherous Mother. All Yvette desires is to have some peace and freedom to pursue
Maan Kawas
A very beautiful short story by D. H. Lawrence that shows his mastery in describing and displaying the complex nature of the human drives, relationships, and sexuality! It is a daring story that - like many of his novels - addresses the hidden forces of the sexual drive and repression on person, which are pivotal in a materialistic world. A major theme that is reminiscent of his major novel “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” is the role of the primitive forces, namely sex, in the human life and existence ...more
A very simple story elegantly told. The elegance grows out of an amazing level of skill at deploying language in an incremental, layered way; Lawrence literally titrates his depiction of the various characters or scenes, taking a word and repeating it in different contexts over a page or several pages until his portrayal achieves the desired level of completeness before moving on to the next person or scene. I was mesmerized by the technical mastery which perhaps only works when the story remain ...more
THE VIRGIN AND THE GYPSY. (1930; this ed. 1955). D. H. Lawrence. **.
This is a strange novella from Lawrence that was published after his death from tuberculosis in 1930 while in Italy. It had no chance for any editing on his part. It looks to me like it needed a lot. The story line was weak and the characterization was weaker. If I had to guess what it was about, and this is only an educated guess, I would say that it was about the sexual awakening of a young woman that never happened – unless
Okuduğum bir çok dönem romanını düşünerek yorum yaparsam eğer, kendi dönemi içerisinde değerlendirildiğinde gerçekten yankı uyandıracak bir kitap bu. Aristokrasi söz konusu değil burada ama kilise var, kilise papazının kızı ve bir çingenenin hikayesi.
Eleştirdiği şey de açık, sınıf ayrımcılığı, toplumun şartlandırılmışlığı ve sözde ahlak kuralları. Kitap belki biraz daha uzun olsaydı okuyucuya bu durum daha net bir şekilde hissettirilebilirdi. Ben dönemi az çok biliyorum, dolayısıyla kitap bana
Mark Fabiano
The more I reflect on this easy to read, enjoyable novella, the more I like it. And it haunts me or at least causes me to think about some wonderful issues about female liberation and or confronting the repressive mores of the day. The story's resolution is weird at first read. You just don't see it coming out this way, with the intrusion of mother nature, but then upon reflection, I see how Lawrence in his usual tender manner elevates human nature in all its raw goodness and passion into the do ...more
mai ahmd
عندما هربت زوجة القس مع شاب مفلس لم تعرف الفضيحة حدودا , كانت أعوام ابنتيها الصغريتين لاتتجاوز السابعة والتاسعة من العمر على التوالي , كان القس زوجا طيبا بحق , صحيح أن الشيب كان قد وخط شعره , ولكن شاربه أسود اللون , كان وسيما وممتلئا بعاطفة خفية لزوجته الجميلة الجامحة
لماذا ذهبت !
لماذا ولت بهذا الإشمئزاز العارم كمس من الجنون !
لم يحر أحدهم جوابا
وحدهم الأنقياء قالوا أنهم إمرأة سيئة بينما التزمت النساء الصالحات بالصمت
كن يعرفن
ولكن الفتاتين الصغيرتين , لم تعرفا قط !

هذه هي بداية الرواية الصغيرة الح
Jennifer Lafferty
As with D.H. Lawrence's most famous books, this novella is a very passionate read. Young Yvette Saywell is the free-spirited but sheltered daughter of a village rector in early twentieth century England. Yearning for excitement and resisting the pressure to conform to her family's expectations, Yvette begins an affair with a charismatic gipsy. Although this is a sensual story that focuses on forbidden romance, it is also very much about Self-discovery and Yvette's need to be true to herself, eve ...more
Nguyen Phuong
Although the “virgin” of the title, Yvette is no demure maiden. She is temperamental, strong willed, and aware of her father’s “degrading unbelief, the worm which was his heart’s core”—just as her fallen mother was. She enjoys being contrary and openly contemptuous of her middle-class, overtly moral, covertly disturbed family. Her every exposure to life leaves her harder; “She lost her illusions in the collapse of her sympathies.” She loathes the rectory “with a loathing that consumed her life.” ...more
Nell Grey
I read it last night in one sitting. It's a rather beautiful story - Lawrence is so brilliant at building up his characters with layers of acutely observed detail. I loved the fact that they were all flawed and therefore real, even the lovely Yvette. She could so easily have been portrayed as totally innocent and dreamy, yet Lawrence seemed to have a knack of accessing the feminine, of entering into real thoughts, real feelings of real women. I can't help believing that there was a very feminine ...more
So Lawrence is obsessed with female sexuality? So he uses quite lurid prose to describe how we should run off and find a penis to worship? I am not sure if I'm supposed to like him or revile him, all I know is I both enjoy his writing and find it frustrating at the same time, and wherever I become too frustrated I have to remind myself of what he was trying to achieve, a state whereby men and particularly women could be honest about their sexuality. Yvette, the heroine, may come across as being ...more
Despite other reviewers, I really like this Lawrence's novella.

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Jeremy Neal
Not a major investment of time, more of a novella, but a worthy investment nonetheless. Well, of course it is! It's an interesting story, and I was surprised to find that it was one of Lawrence's later works, he wrote it in 1926 and it was published in 1930, posthumously. I cannot say therefore whether or not he intended for it to be published. In some ways the writing is in places - or at least it seems that way to me - a little naive. Certainly it doesn't have the depth and majesty of Women in ...more
To be honest, after reading this novel, I still wasn't sure what it was about. The story focuses on Yvette, a girl caught in what she considers an unbearable situation at home with her bothersome 90 year old grandmother, her aunt, her uncle, her sister, and her father. Her mother, Cynthia (who must not be mentioned, kind of Voldemort) because she apparently ran off with another man. Yvette is bored to death with this town and its boys. None of them seem to excite her and she dismisses all of the ...more
Mikael Kuoppala
This posthumously published tale by D.H. Lawrence carries many themes typical to its author. Desire for freedom, societal and familial oppression, intolerance and the burning force of individual desires battle and create a simple but provocative piece of fiction.

The story is about Yvette and Lucille, two young sisters who live under constant observation by their vicar father, an old grandmother and her spiteful daughter. The order and discipline are stifling the girls, until Yvette meets a young
داستان معرکه ای بود
پراز توصیف آدم های متفاوت
شروع خوب و پایان بی نهایت خوب تر
Merve  Özcan
İlginçti bunu söylemeliyim.Kitabın 70 sayfası bize sadece karakterleri tanıyordu ama sonu öyle değişiktiki. Çingene, tam bir kahraman ama onda uygunsuz bir hali tavırda sezmedim değil. Ywette, kimi zaman kendimi onda buldum, itiraf etmeliyim. Çoğu zaman hayalperest bir tavır sergiledi. Annenin ölümüne üzülmek mi? Asla.
Her şey eski haline mi dönecek yoksa, büyük birt değişim zamanı mı? bilemem. Sanki bir gencin karşılaşabileceği tüm sorular bu kitapta sorulmuştu. Cevaplar ise yok, aynı hayat gibi
Four stars primarily because of the fantastic last sentence: "and only then she realized that he had a name"
Compared to his more famous work Lady chatterly's lover this had no sex what so ever. Yet this does not detract the most thoughtful message in the story. The power of youth, the power of a free spirit. The title sounds like a naughty novel and there was a lot of hints of the Virgin heroine feeling much lust for the Gypsy hero. The story was more about the female and her treatment at the hands of her family and their attempts to destroy her open mind and childish wonder. It must be viewed from th ...more
This short story's meaning may be summed up in a qute early on into the story: "It is very much easier to shatter prison bars than to open undiscovered doors to life". All of the characters in the story, of the Saywell family, are prisoners of the their lives. Yvette is the only one who feels there must be other doors but even she is unable to find or step through these. She perhaps more than the rest lives a tortured life beause she feels that she in behind bars, yet she is unable to choose to ...more
Ronald Wise
This novella was a quick read that left me wondering about some larger questions. I was impressed right off with the economy of words with which Lawrence set the stage and defined the characters - after reading the first ten or so pages I knew nearly all there was to know about their backgrounds and interpersonal dynamics. I knew there was trouble brewing and eagerly read on to see its nature.

So when a young women is raised in a small community with strict social rules - especially the daughter
This story was D.H.Lawrences last work, published after his death, and I can say that it is a real pity he did not have more time on earth to enchant us with his writing.

The theme of suppressed sexuality is once again featured in the book, this time, in the character of Yvette, a rectors daughter living in a small village and oppressed by a dominating grandmother and spinster aunt. She hates her life at home, where moral rules are quite strict, and longs for freedom. Yvette does not want to marr
Some favorite passages:

“There wasn’t really a fetter to break, nor a prison-bar to file through, nor a bolt to shatter. The keys of their lives were in their own hands. And there they dangled inert. It is very much easier to shatter prison bars than to open undiscovered doors to life. As the younger generation finds out somewhat to its chagrin.” (19)

“It was a peculiar look, in the eyes that belonged to the tribe of the humble: the pride of the pariah, the half-sneering challenge of the outcast,
Aslı Kara
Kitaptaki abla kardeş arasında geçen diyalogları çok beğendim,gerçekçi.Kimi zaman benim arkadaşlarıma söylediğim,kimi zamanda onların farklı durumlar için bana kurdukları cümleleri anımsattı ki bu da kitabı içselleştirmemi kolaylaştırdı.
Kitabın son 10 sayfasında olaylar ivme kazanıyor ve heyecanlı şekilde akmaya başlıyor.O noktaya kadar ana karakter(ler)i sevebildiyseniz kitabı okumak hoşunuza gidecektir,yok karakterleri sevmedim ama yinede okumaya devam edeceğim derseniz de kitabın son kısımlar
Pete daPixie
A short novella of just ninety pages, yet a bright little gem of descriptive story telling. 'The Virgin and the Gipsy', published in 1930, displays all the talents of a master word weaver of character, setting and theme.
Much is played out within the claustrophobic walls of a remote village rectory, only for the confines of family, class and social institutions to be swept away at the end in a flood of biblical force.
Denise Greenwood
I find Lawrence's book depressing but compulsive and I've finally figured out why. His characters are often self-absorbed and lacking any joy, their natures defined in his expert way of describing their physical traits. Throughout any of his stories, Lawrence weaves his take on politics of the day, social changes and the lack of power to really change the fundamental injustices. Yvette, the main female protagonist is the young beautiful girl, modern for that time but stifled by her overbearing f ...more
Sofi A
I had heard D.H Lawrence was a excelent writter and a clasic I had to read. Honestly I did not get very far with Lady Chatterly's Lover because of the slow pace and I didnt like how boring the characters lifes were. So I thought about giving this story a try. I enjoyed the writing but I thought the ending was rather abrupt and it lacked something. Im not very sure, but still I thought the words and phrases usead by Lawrence were nice. ...more
A história de uma mulher, Yvette, que se sente presa numa família com a qual não se identifica e numa vida que a restringe. A libertação parece surgir num cigano que ela conhece e que a fascina. No entanto, apesar de a fascinar, Yvette vai adiando o seu encontro definitivo com o cigano. Acaba por haver uma enxurrada provocada pelo rebentamento da represa do rio que passa próximo à sua casa e ela é salva pelo cigano. Reserva-se para um futuro um novo encontro, já que ele desaparece com os ciganos ...more
Una novela "Cruda" es decir que el libro no fue editado, el autor murio antes de terminarla,la historia es buena y corta, termina muy drasticamente ,,,a lo que determino que pudo ser una gran novela , como varias de su propia pluma.
Robert Laffoday
Not my cup of tea, but I don't regret reading it. Sometimes it's good to change pace and read something you wouldn't normally go for. This one was just such a piece of work.
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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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