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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, 160 pages
Published 2005 by لوح فکر (first published 1930)
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Vit Babenco
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Virgin and the Gypsy is a rather short novel but it is deep and as turbulent as a whirlpool and it is the quintessential D.H. Lawrence
“When the vicar's wife went off with a young and penniless man the scandal knew no bounds. Her two little girls were only seven and nine years old respectively. And the vicar was such a good husband. True, his hair was grey. But his moustache was dark, he was handsome, and still full of furtive passion for his unrestrained and beautiful wife.
Why did she go? W
This is why God gave us writers. Literary perfection. Adding this to my all time favourites list.

Extended review.
The Virgin and the Gipsy
First published 1930

List of characters
Chapt. I
Vicar's delinquent wife Cynthia
Young penniless man, (who Cynthia took off with)
Arthur Saywell, the vicar/rector, aged 47 years
Lucille and Yvette, the vicar's two young daughters
The Mater - Granny, the Vicar's mother, over 70 years
Aunt Cissie, the Vicar's sister, over 40
Uncle Fred, the vicar's brother, aged 40

Maan Kawas
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Renée Paule
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An incredible multi-layered short story - such an ingenious ending, if you read it carefully.
Aug 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
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
mai ahmd
Mar 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: روايات
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
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: in-my-library
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
Dec 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novellas, 2014
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
Nell Grey
Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic-fiction
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
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
Điều gì đó đã trỗi dậy bên trong nàng, thứ cảm xúc mà nàng chưa bao giờ có với bất kì ai, trong thế giới của những kẻ chỉ biết sống an toàn với rất nhiều ràng buôc về mặt đạo đức, đôi khi rất kệch cỡm và áp đặt, khi nàng gặp chàng du mục. Dù chàng đã có vợ con, dù lối sống hoang dã của chàng. Điều gì đó chắc là tình yêu, thứ tình yêu của một cô gái mới trưởng thành, thứ cảm xúc mà cô gái đó đột nhiên nhận ra khi bắt gặp ánh nhìn như dòng thác lũ, một cái nhìn vừa ham muốn, vừa yêu thương.

Câu chu
May 27, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Nguyen Phuong
Jul 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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Brian McLean
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent and enjoyable novella about a dysfunctional family. It puts forward clearly Lawrence's somewhat unusual and forthright views on female sexuality, but I'd say it's suitable for teens as well as adults. Makes you think.
Marija Nikolic
Jan 31, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Note: I can usually appreciate a story for what it is regardless of its socio-political context. However in the spam of 89 pages D.H Lawrence has managed to produce the worst "story" I have ever read. By morphing as many forms of social and political oppression into one fictionalised universe.

* the notion of virginity is not telling of a persons character, not does it enhance it at such. This was my issue. Fine she's a virgin. But does her every movement and describable mannerism have to be ref
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
Jeremy Neal
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Mar 27, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
قرأتها منذ زمن بعيد
و أذكر أنها صدمتني بسذاجتها و تشابه أحداثها في كثير من الأفلام
و تساءلت لماذا مؤلفها مشهور لهذه الدرجة
ثم اكتشفت أن هذه المشكلة في قراءة الكلاسيكيات
تأتيها بآمال عالية نتيجة ما يقال عنها
متناسيا أنها ابنة زمانها
و قلة تلك الأعمال التي تتجاوز بعبقريتها زمانها و تبقى رائعة على طول الزمن
و هذه الرواية ليست من تلك الأعمال
فهي أقل من عادية
و مشاهدتها كفيلم كان سيكون أمرا أكثر متعة
على كل هي ليست شنيعة، لم أكرهها
مسلية نوعا ما
و لكن يعني نجمة واحدة تكفيها، لأنها أغاظتني حينها فقد كنت أنتظر أن
Mar 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four stars primarily because of the fantastic last sentence: "and only then she realized that he had a name"
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-pt, mine
Entreteve-me, mas houve umas partes que quase me punha a dormir, nossa senhora!
Nov 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
داستان معرکه ای بود
پراز توصیف آدم های متفاوت
شروع خوب و پایان بی نهایت خوب تر
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am such a fan of D.H. Lawrence and this is, in my opinion, one of his better works and my favorite of his shorter novels. It's got everything you expect from Lawrence; young, comely women just beginning to explore their sexual desires. A swarthy, lower class man that gives young, comely women the vapors. The ineffectual father figure who does his very best to be unlikable and stand in the way of his daughter's growth into womanhood. All pieces we've seen before.

In fact, my only complaint is ju
May 14, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novelette is lukewarm. Lawrence's characterisation is black and white and the plot thin. The novel comes alive in the last few pages suffused with the energy of a flash flood.
May 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A 1930's trashy romance. All the characters are boring.
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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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