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3.30  ·  Rating details ·  309 ratings  ·  44 reviews
D. H. Lawrence's second novel The Trespasser is based on the tragic love affair of his friend Helen Corke and her violin teacher. After reading Miss Corke's diary, Lawrence first urged her to write her story and then received her permission to do it himself. Between his rapid composition of the first draft in the spring and summer of 1910 and his final revisions in early ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published March 31st 1982 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1912)
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May 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
رواية أحداثها قليلة رغم طولها لكنها مميزة بجمال اللغة وأسلوب الوصف
دي اتش لورانس الفنان الذي يمنح الوصف كل ما يملك من تعبيرات بديعة
علاقة حب بين امرأة ورجل متزوج تصبح الزوجة الطرف الثالث فيها
كل منهم حائر في فعل ما يرغب فيه فعلا وبين نُكران الذات وفعل ما يُفترض أنه صواب
معاناة سيجموند وصراعه مع نفسه كان الأوضح والأقوى, حتى يصل لآخر لحظات الألم والانهيار
الزوجة والحبيبة كل منهما عاشت حياتها كما ترغب بعد موته
وكأن موته كان الحل الأمثل للخلاص من المعاناة والحيرة
الرواية نُشرت عام 1912 استطاع لورانس أن
MJ Nicholls
This sophomore novel is a cross between Brief Encounter and Touching from a Distance (the Ian Curtis memoir), exploring a doomed affair between two surprisingly staid characters. The first half has some fine bucolic writing and not much else, the second half kicks into life when Lawrence explores the depression of Siegmund in an age when depression was remarkably unbritish. The seeds of Lawrences mercurial, passionate antiheroes and antiheroines are here, with the characters avidly loving each ...more
Eman Alshareef

رواية مليئة بالجمال والبشاعة

لا استطيع قول المزيد
لم أتوقع حين بدأت بها أن ينتهي الأمر سريعا إلي تصنيف
( كتب لم تكتمل )
لا أعلم لماذا شعرت بكل هذه الغربة عن الكتاب لماذا شعرت أنني بعيدة مع أشخاص أقرأ عنهم وكأنهم أشباحاً علي ورق !
فقط سطور تبدأ وتنتهي وأنا معهم ودونهم في الوقت نفسه .. !!
لا أحب الكتاب الذي يدعني اسرح بعيداً عن أحداثه ..
ولا الذي يسمح لي أن أبتعد بذهني وعيوني عن صفحاته ..

وربما أكون قد تسرعت في الحكم
لا أعلم .. ولكن .. اسم د . هـ لورانس يستحق الصبر .. ويستحق منهي محاولة ثانية ...

رغم ضميري الذي يتعبني حين أترك كتاباً هكذا من
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Trespasser by D. H. Lawrence

Im not sure about the best way to enjoy writing this comment on D.H. Lawrences second novel, The Trespasser. With Lawrence it seems to easy to say it is a very fine, intensely wrought novel that presaged even greater work to follow. If you were an editor/publisher and received this work from a relatively unknown writer, for instance, youd know right away that the man had immense and peculiar talent. Youd question the narrow focus of the plot and the confusing
Stuart Aken
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
D.H.Lawrences The Trespasser, published, after The White Peacock, in 1912 is very much of its time. Unlike the more famous Lady Chatterleys Lover, this is a book that might excite the interest of a modern publisher but wouldnt be actually published. The language, full of deeply poetic angst, is identifiably old fashioned, and the plot is so thin, and no longer in any form unique, that no current editor could consider publication.

We live in a different age and few these days would have the
Aya Abo3ghreb
حاولت حقا أن أكملها.
جاهدت معها كثيرا ..
لكني فكرت أن الحياة أقصر من أرغم نفسي علي قراءة رواية رتيبة جدا كهذه فقط لأنها كلاسيكية!
وتقييمي لها يُترك أيضا !
Paul Christensen
This story is based on real events (its Wagnerian echoes seem forced).
Helena is a modern girl who flees both cold and warmth;

An anemone, to her, is just a kaleidoscopic shape
But, for her lover Siegmund, is a thing to evaluate;

He gets beneath its skin; but the flesh is distasteful to her,
She is positively anaemic, exhausts her passions in a blur,

Til Siegmund's violin is the only thing that remains of him.
The cold condemning eyes of his wife, the grave eyes of his children

No longer matter now, for
Jun 26, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Narrative about acutely distressed individuals seeking to abate the unfair forces turning their lives upside down, making them wallow in insurmountable depression--but constantly failing at that (as a lot characters do in contemporaneous works).

A lot of description, so little events, making a review of this not worth the while. Good Sunday read, though.
Maha Alhasawi
عندما انقسم النقاد في تصنيف هذه الرواية ان كانت ذات المستوى او دون ذلك فقد أنحزت وبامتياز الى القسم الثاني برغم ما تحمله الرواية من عميق المعنى في وصف لحظات الانهيار الأخيرة الا انها ككل لا تفي بالامتيازات التي حققت بقلم د ه لورانس فيما سبقها . ...more
Allan MacDonell
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This early D. H. Lawrence novel is basically the Ian Curtis story set in an earlier England. If youre feeling trigger happy, maybe quit The Trespasser while youre ahead. Theres no prize for forcing yourself on to the end. ...more
Violette Stepaniuk
Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
From the back cover:

The Trespasser, Lawrences second novel, foreshadows the passion of Lady Chatterleys Lover. Helena and Siegmund are in love. But there is more than one obstacle to their happiness. Siegmund is a married man with children and Helena is full of inhibitions. They spend a week together on the Isle of Wright, but on their return to London Siegmund faces a deadlock.

The Trespasser is an emotional tug of war sensuality mixed with a hefty dose of tension, just what I love about and
John Deaton
Apr 20, 2010 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: D.H. Lawrence fans
Recommended to John by: No one
It was his first, I believe (D.H. Lawrence), and hasn't the narrative control of "Lady Chatterly," but it is interesting to see how he fearlessly writes about his characters. For one thing, he mixes their viewpoints, which I was told not to do. That is, he has her thoughts about something in the same paragraph that also contains his thoughts. It is as though we are traveling inside a cocoon with them, larvae all, and I also like the way he instintively sets the stage for each scene, which ...more
Victor Carson
Oct 20, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic
I have read the author's more famous works and liked them very much. This early work recently became available as an audiobook, on, at a reasonable price, so I indulged myself. The story is unsatisfying because it lacks diversity. Lawrence draws an interesting portrait of a married man of about 40, an artist, who starts an affair with a young woman and joins her for a week's holiday on the Isle of Wight. He is bored with his wife but loves his children and knows that this affair will ...more
Apr 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
3.5 out of 5 stars - There is something melancholic about this work which really appeals to me. Although the story is quite simple and awkwardly bookended, Lawrence's ability to describe nature and landscape is unparalleled. His talent is there, just raw. There are glimpses in this novel of his greater, more fulsome works to come (thinking "Lady Chatterley's Lover"). Lawrence keenly observes the human spirit both its fragility and strength and he pointedly attacks difficult and controversial ...more
Jul 28, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The edition I read - I couldn't find the Cambridge-Penguin edition - has an introduction by Richard Aldington, who took Ford Madox Ford to task for not recommending this novel when he first read it. In retrospect this is one of Lawrence's weaker works, though Lawrence's weaker works are still worth reading maybe once. The ending is not especially convincing. The writing is draped in all sorts of Lawrencian clichés - "he loved her... and he hated her" - much like The Rainbow. If you are a ...more
Mar 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To get the most out of this book you need to slow the bleep down but when you do that you get little moments in your mind that are perfect... don't race to finish this book! Immerse yourself in it, feel yourself in its images. Best meditation.
terribly depressing
Bert Christie
Jan 23, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not my "cup of tea " - What more can I say.
Bohdan Pechenyak
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, favorites
One of the early D.H. Lawrence's novels (2nd, if I'm not mistaken), an intense, impressionistic account of an affair between a married man with children and a younger woman. The story centers on their romantic trip to the Isle of Wight and the tragic consequences that come thereafter. Life and death, love and hate, freedom and bondage, feeling and thinking, the individual and the collective - all these themes are explored to varying degrees of depth. Ultimately, though, it is recognizable ...more
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
D.H.Lawrence çok severek okuduğum bir yazar. Yine çok güzel bir kitapla buluşturdu beni. Kitabın kahramanları 38 yaşında, evli, çocuklu bir müzik öğretmeni olanSiegmund ile ondan uzun yıllardır keman dersi alan 27 yaşındaki Helena. Kitap bu ikilinin yasak aşkını anlatıyor. Helena ve Sigmund bir adada 5 günlük bir deniz tatili yaptıktan sonra Londra'ya dönüyorlar. Siegmund karısının ve çocuklarının O'nu aşağılayan, yok sayan tavırlarına dayanamıyor. Ne ailesini bırakıp Helena ile olabiliyor ne de ...more
Fatema Ibrahim
May 31, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
رواية حزينة و مؤلمة لكنها تعبر عن نفسية المنتحر بشكل يعجز عنه امهر المعالجين النفسيين تعطيك فكرة واضحة صريحة و جديدة عن كيف يفكر المنتحر و ما هي اسبابه للانتحار .
فيها الكثير من التفاصيل الجمالية لكن غير الضرورية لسياق الاحداث الرئيسة ..
لقد كان الجميع يعلم بنية سيغموند في الذهاب لكنهم مع ذلك تركوه يرحل ويكأنما حياة قد حكم عليها بالفشل مسبقاً و يككأن لم يكن هناك مهرب له سوى الموت كم كان مسكينا وحيداً بأساً ..
لقد رحل سيغموند بطريقة قاسية جداً في هذه الرواية و برغم يقيني من رحيله منتحراً
Nikos Gkikas
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ένα βιβλίο που αποδεικνύει, πως η λογοτεχνική αξία ενός έργου δεν μετριέται με την πρωτοτυπία μιας ιστορίας αλλά με τον τρόπο που τη διηγείται ο δημιουργός.

Οι περιγραφές των τοπίων άλλοτε γεννούν, άλλοτε πηγάζουν από τις περιγραφές των συναισθημάτων των ηρώων. Το ύφος, ακόμα και εκεί που υπερβαίνει τα όρια του λυρισμού ή της ελεγείας, δικαιολογείται από την ανάγλυφη περιγραφή του μαρτυρίου που βιώνουν οι δύο εραστές.

Μία ιστορία μάταιου έρωτα και συνάμα ένας πίνακας τοπίων της Κορνουάλης.
قصة حب بين استاذ الكمان وطالبته وضياعه بين زوجته واطفاله وحبه لا هليينا. واغلب احداث الرواية هي عن رحلة 5 ايام في جزيزة وايت التي قضاها كل من سيغموند وهليينا.

وصف التفاصيل افقد متعة الاستمتاع بالاحداث ولو كانت مختصرة الى ١٦٠ _ ١٥٠صفحة افضل. الاعمال التي قرائتها للورانس افضل من هذه الرواية
Esma Gulmez
I f you wan to fancy to read psychological interpretation of betrayal, you can choose this book.
Suzanne Auckerman
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read her other books and really liked them. The plot for this was interesting. There was too much backbiting and profanity (And I can be profane) for my taste.
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: modernism
I truly enjoyed this book. Although not as deep or well-constructed as his later work, The Trespasser does contain seeds of the genius to come. The plot is so simple as to be almost non-existent: Siegmund, a violin teacher, has an erotic getaway with one of his violin pupils for a week on the Isle of Wight only to return to reality at home--a reality he is not capable of facing honestly.

Although this story could have easily degenerated into yet another sordid tale of adultery, Lawrence manages
Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Una storia profonda e profondamente dolorosa, due protagonisti che ho molto amato nonostante ed anzi soprattutto grazie alle loro debilitanti debolezze ed una pletora di comprimari il cui ruolo è assolutamente marginale rispetto al ruolo della coppia principale, ma che non per questo risultano tratteggiati con approssimazione o poco riguardo. Una storia all'interno della quale ho ritrovato molte delle mie paure, molte delle paure che penso possano essere condivise da chiunque si ritrovi in una ...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 ...more

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