Aaron's Rod [NOOK Book]

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Aaron's Rod is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, started in 1917 and published in 1922. The protagonist of this picaresque novel, Aaron Sisson, is a union official in the coal mines of the English Midlands, trapped in a stale marriage. He is also an amateur, but talented, flautist. At the start of the story he walks out on his wife and two children and decides on impulse to visit Italy. His dream is to become recognised as a professional musician. During his travels he encounters and befriends Rawdon Lilly, a ...
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Overview

Aaron's Rod is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, started in 1917 and published in 1922. The protagonist of this picaresque novel, Aaron Sisson, is a union official in the coal mines of the English Midlands, trapped in a stale marriage. He is also an amateur, but talented, flautist. At the start of the story he walks out on his wife and two children and decides on impulse to visit Italy. His dream is to become recognised as a professional musician. During his travels he encounters and befriends Rawdon Lilly, a Lawrence-like writer who nurses Aaron back to health when he is taken ill in post-war London. Having recovered his health, Aaron arrives in Florence. Here he moves in intellectual and artistic circles, argues about politics, leadership and submission, and has an affair with an aristocratic lady. The novel ends with an anarchist or fascist explosion that destroys Aaron’s instrument. Many incidents in the novel have direct parallels with events in Lawrence's own life.
The biblical title refers to the rod of Aaron in the Old Testament, Moses' brother who built the Golden Calf in the desert for the worship of the Israelites. The rod, his divine symbol of authority and independence, finds its echo in the flute of Aaron Sissons.
Aaron’s Rod is in places a hastily written text some critics have argued with a bitter view of humanity, especially the relationships between men and women. But in recent years its brilliance has been accepted by many critics. Many critics group it with other political or leadership novels by Lawrence, such as Kangaroo and The Plumed Serpent that show a tendency toward some form of authoritarianism or fascism.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015884678
  • Publisher: Fiction Ebooks
  • Publication date: 10/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 327
  • Sales rank: 897,053
  • File size: 265 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Book

    Wow only 1 page no wonder why its free

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    A very well-written and interesting novel by Lawrence. This is a

    A very well-written and interesting novel by Lawrence. This is a nice, error-free edition too. The other comments must be for another version, as mine was great.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Aaron

    Guys stop chating on hear

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Alice

    The girl fidgets. This place was usually empty, why isn't it today? And why are there only men? All looking like the sterotypical bad boy type... I guess I won't fit in this crowd.. The girl looks down at her own clothes, a plain white blouse and some jeans. She sipped her beverage as fast as she could. She brushed some of her straight black hair off her face.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Amanda

    *walks along her usual route to school*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Aaron

    You wanna drive.its a zero-one corvette

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Aaron

    Hmm that will be tough here will go to scarlet letter together

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Lacy

    Kisses back

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Aaron

    Kisses her

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Snowkit

    Oh.

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Alesh

    The boy was tall byt skinny not much abs with blind hair and freckles in his nose under his green yes. He hands everybody a drink

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Marethyu

    A tall handsom man with tuxedo pants on and abs sits at yhe bar drinking.

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Mika

    A tall hoy with spiked bright red hair in a blav
    ck shirt wigth jean shorts sits in a chair he wears black sunglasses and the tips of h spied red hair is black.

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Gabe

    His black hair spiked up he has a lumberjack shirt unbuttoned and jean shorts.

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Snowkit

    Sat watching

    0 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Rockkit

    He tries to walk.

    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2012

    Tyler

    His brown helair is neat and cute he is tall and muscular and dribnks a sip of beer.

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    Edfdy

    Dffsg

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