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Sharply observed and expertly crafted, D.H. Lawrence’s The Fox is a captivating work exploring the dual themes of power and supremacy in the aftermath of the First World War. Banford and March live and work together on their meager farm, surviving hardship only by sheer determination and dedicated labor. The farm is their world, a place of safety—that is, until a young sol ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Hesperus Press (first published 1923)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
724. The Fox, D.H. Lawrence
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: دوازدهم ماه نوامبر سال 2004 میلادی
عنوان: روباه؛ نویسنده: دی.اچ. لارنس؛ مترجم: کاوه میرعباسی؛ تهران، باغ نو، 1382، در 103 ص؛ شابک: 9647425309؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، ماهی، 1393، در 136 ص؛ شابک: 9789642091829؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی - قرن 20 م
با عنوان: روباه و ده داستان دیگر: مترجم: محمود معلم؛ بی جا، موبی دیک، ؟، در 288 ص؛ چاپ دیگر: شیراز، ادیب مصطفوی، 1392، در 146 ص، شابک: 9786006142685؛
عنوان: روباه؛ نویسنده: دی.اچ. لارنس؛ مترجم: فریده شعبانی
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peiman-mir5 rezakhani
دوستانِ گرانقدر، در این کتاب، سخن از مردیست که همچون روباه واردِ زندگیِ دو زن و خواهر، به نامهایِ « بنفورد» و « مارچ» میشود... و میانِ آنها قرار گرفته و از « مارچ» درخواستِ ازدواج میکند... و تشکیلِ یک « مثلث» میدهند که چیزی جز حسادت و بی حرمتی در آن دیده نمیشود... « مارچ» زنی که برایِ گذرانِ زندگی نیاز به هیچ مردی ندارد و همراه با « بنفورد»، مستقلانه زندگی میکنند
زن باید «بیدار میماند» ... باید میفهمید... باید بررسی میکرد و میسنجید و تصمیم میگرفت... باید افسارِ زندگیش را محکم به دست میگرفت...بله،
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Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly
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Greg
Apr 30, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, foxes
I like and hate D.H. Lawrence.

On the one hand there is something enjoyable about his books, I don't quite know what that something is though. I'm trying to figure it out, but it's just not coming. Somewhere in most of his books that I've read there is something that I like (not love) about them. Not enough that I should have read six of them though. In the case of this book though, I only bought it because I've had luke-warm experiences with Lawrence, but I am a sucker for foxes. The cover is r
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Sarah
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four and a half.

Two women, Banford and March, are trying to independently run a small farm together and slowly failing in their efforts. The war is just over and soldiers are returning home. There have been cases of the great flu epidemic in the nearby village, so it must be set around 1919, and people are struggling with post war problems including poor food and a cold winter. They are both becoming despondent and fearful for the future.

A fox keeps stealing their chickens and they decide it mus
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Travelling Sunny
This was on THE LIST. Hold on --- let me correct that punctuation.
This was on THE LIST?

I'm not entirely sure what I just read. I mean, I get that the animal fox was the foreshadowed representation of the human fox. And, I get that the proverbial fox stole the proverbial hen out of the proverbial hen house. But, the story was not engaging or very interesting. To me.

Thankfully, it was short. Here's the even shorter (abridged) version:

**********SPOILERS BELOW**********

March: I'm the pretty one.

Banf
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Diane S ☔
3.5 It has been a very long time since I have read anything by this author. The Fox, is a novella that I happened to own.

It chronicles the lifestyle of two, rather different women, at the turn of 1900's. March and Bagwell, want to live alone on a farm that primarily raises chickens. Not only is this frowned on during that time period, but these women know next to nothing about farming or chickens. Another challenge they must deal with is the war, which has made feed and other necessities diffic
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Robert
Dec 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After a certain age (perhaps 30? perhaps as early as 20?), one probably shouldn't read too much of DH Lawrence's writing, or too little of it. Now and again I return to his fiction, poetry, and essays either to reread something or take on a new work. He's a unique, over-the-top, incantatory, powerful writer whose contribution to human psychology remains unverified by almost anyone else. When I say this I'm not referring to his exploitation of oedipal themes, per Freud (Sons and Lovers), but of c ...more
Mahdi Bigdeli
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, re-reading
زن با تمام وجود می کوشد ، می کوشد تا مرد را خوشبخت کند ، تا حد توانایی اش برای آسودگی دنیا و آدم هایش تلاش می کند و همیشه سهمش جز شکست و ناکامی نیست
Werebot
Nov 17, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: latent lesbians who enjoy being beaten over the head with a metaphor.
D.H. Lawrence's prose is often described as 'muscular', which I think is another way of saying 'mostly bullshit'. Very forgettable. Don't bother.
Shima Sherafati
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
يك كليله و دمنه ى مدرنِ انگليسى
Bernabé Borrero
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic-books
This book is perfect.
Leni Iversen
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1001books
I'm not sure what to say about this story. It's on the Boxall 1001 list, but I don't understand why. It hasn't aged well, and surely it must have been seen as preposterous even when it was first published. I try to avoid talking about plot in my reviews, but here I cannot avoid it. You've been warned, spoilers ahead. I will, however, not reveal the ending.

Two women who are clearly a couple decide to run a farm together. One woman is sickly and frail, but gets bankrolled by daddy so she can buy
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Stephanie
Feb 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only DH Lawrence I ever read before tackling this book was "The Rocking-horse Winner", an odd little story about love that borders on the Oedipal and luck that borders on insanity. While I could write a paper about it, I'm still not sure I get it. When I tell people that they just say, "That's Lawrence for you."

When I started The Fox I had "The Rocking-horse Winner" in mind, however, I wasn't really ready for the whole story and plot synopses gave no indication as to what I was getting into.
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Rayroy
Aug 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Along the tree line the fog settles in the field, hairs awake start hoping around on alert from cunning foxes, birds each chirp their own tunes. In the farm house up the slop the farmer and his wife too awake, make coffee to get ready for the chicken and cows, get food prepared for lunch and supper, lights illuminate their process through the house as they make their way out the front door to begin the day. At the porch the farmer and his wife button up their wool, lace up work boots. Max the ta ...more
Kelly
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this story. It seems people either love or hate D.H. Lawrence, well I am slightly obsessed with him, and this story is a good example of why. His descriptions, symbolism and metaphors are just insanely beautiful, in my opinion. I am so drawn into his work and his writing style. I love the strange way he repeats things, the way he leaves you hanging, leaving it out there, so that you can wrap your mind around it and mold it yourself. Sometimes I will read just a simple sentence or two from ...more
Drew
Jul 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This short story is a great read for someone who is just getting into Lawrence. One can get a great feel for his style without having to read one of his 500 page novels. However, it is important to note that while his style stays consistent in many ways throughout his works, still they are all VERY different and if you do not like or "get" this work, but maybe find it intriguing or interesting in some way, I would highly recommend reading Women In Love, which I think is probably his greatest wor ...more
Celeste
Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Vide la volpe che guardava su verso di lei col muso chino e gli occhi rivolti all'alto, quasi a cercare i suoi. March ne fu atterrita e come ammaliata: e capì che l'altra la conosceva. La volpe fissava lei negli occhi ed ella ne ebbe l'anima come smarrita, ma l'altra la conosceva e non aveva paura."

Bello bello bello.

1918, nella campagna inglese March e Bandford - due donne sulla trentina - possiedono e gestiscono una piccola fattoria in campagna, oltre ad una duratura amicizia. Il loro quiet
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Cass
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes I read a book and give it 3 or 4 stars and then a week or a month later I go back and upgrade it. The book perhaps played on my mind, I mulled and pondered its secrets, and I love books that make me do that.

This book is kind of the opposite. I gave it 4-stars and now I kind of want to drop it down. I don't know, maybe a solid 3.75 stars.

I have never read any D.H. Lawrence and I have always intended to, for some reason I thought he was an Australian author.

I like that this book is meant
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Mary
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful novella which I've read in one sitting.

Two spinsters living on a farm, Jill is plain and sickly where as Nellie is pretty and strong.
All changes when a soldier returns from the war.
Passions run high with tragic consequences!
Laura
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This story is not so impressive as any other book written by D.H. Lawrence.
Dean
Jul 03, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love to read Lawrence, but I'm not quite sure why. His writing helps to reveal what it is to be human; what it is like to be truly alive, but then he sees no way for a man and woman to be happy together. I suppose it is the white, working class literary equivalent of the blues. Hey ho.
Jeana
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Instead of her soul swaying with new life, it seemed to droop, to bleed, as if it were wounded."

I came across this gorgeous vintage book at the secondhand bookstore last week and fell in love with the cover! I read this dark and haunting novel on the airplane home. Two women live on a farm together peacefully until a man arrives and worms his way into their lives, causing all sorts of trouble. The end was shocking. So tragic and beautifully written!
Lindsay Roberts
I picked up _The Fox_ from Vesoul's public library, which has a very limited and truly quirky selection of books in English. This version is an easy-reader version for non-native English speakers complete with vocabulary and illustrations! This now strikes me as bizarre because while technically it is a short story/novella, it is anything BUT simple and straightforward to understand!
The story is a sort of romantic triangle between three people--two girls who live together on a farm and have a so
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Farzane
یه چندتا پاراگراف داره ک کار رو تاثیرگذار کرده ، یکیش اینه که درواقع میاد امیال غریضی انسان هارو نسبت ب هم بیان میکنه ، چیزیک خیلیا دارن باهاش میجنگن :
زن مرگ را تقدیر خود نمیدانست . سرنوشتش را ب دست جوانک سپرده بوداما تکلیفش با او روشن نبود .مرد میخواست زن بدون مقاومت خودش را تسلیم کند و در برکه ی وجود مرد فرو رود اما زن میخواست آرام بنشیند و مانند کسی ک ب انتهای راه رسیده تماشاگر باشد .میخواست ببیند ، بداند ، بفهمد تنهایی و خلوت را دوست داشت ب شرط آنکه مرد کنارش باشد .
و مرد ، او نمیخواست ک زن
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Emily
Feb 24, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Banford and March are two women living together on a small farm, trying to make a life from it. Their peaceful existence is interrupted when a young man comes to stay with them and decides to marry March.
I'm not sure I really understood this book. I did read it rather quickly, but it was not really a book I cared to dwell over. Both young ladies seemed rather silly and naive to me. The young man seemed both cruel and kind. I suppose he is a metaphor for a fox, itself, but I don't really understa
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Govnyo
Menage on a farm. Not too exciting.

Two women live on a farm, a man shows up, he bullies them savagely causing misery to all.

If we define feminism as the idea that women are equal today then this is its complete opposite. They have no way of asserting themselves against Man and their lives are defined entirely by males. All attempts at work are hastily dropped as soon as there is a penis in their general vicinity. Friendship means nothing to women if there is a boy around etc.

To be fair to ole
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Matt
Apr 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very very good. Lawrence is brilliant.
Cooper Cooper
Jul 16, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
D.H. Lawrence is D.H. Lawrence: this short novel pivots on a relationship triangle: two manless thirtyish women are barely making ends meet on their small farm when along comes a young soldier, grandson of the former owner, and since housing is very hard to find (the story is set just after WWI) the women invite the soldier to stay awhile, and after a few days he attempts to make it permanent by proposing to March, the more vigorous but also the dreamier of the two women. Thus begins an emotion ...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 rel ...more
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