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England, My England and Other Stories

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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 in slightly different versions by magazines and periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic. Ten were selected and revised by Lawrence for his collection England, My England published in 1922 in the United ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1990)
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Jeff Hobbs
Aug 02, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: quick-read
Read so far:

England, my England --
Tickets please --
The blind man --
Monkey nuts --
Wintery peacock --
You touched me --
Samson and Delilah --
The primrose path --
The horse dealer's daughter --
Fanny and Annie (aka The last straw) --
The mortal coil --
The thimble --
Adolf --
Rex --
Wayne
Sep 12, 2013 marked it as to-be-reviewed  ·  review of another edition
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'm
...more
Becky
Jan 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-re-read
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.
Wessel van der Merwe
Short stories - sensual but also at times romantic but most often very negative view of relationships - compared to art something like a surrealist. Most of his relationships or characters an absolute nightmare...
Glen
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like all D H Lawrence it's a bit depressing ... But that's where the storyline comes from very often with Lawrence ... The repressed ...
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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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