The Lost Girl [NOOK Book]

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The Lost Girl was written by D.H. Lawrence and published in 1921. The daughter of well-to-do tradespeople in the fictional mining town of Woodhouse, Alvina Houghton struggles to find excitement in her provincial surroundings and worries that she is condemned to become an old maid. After plans to elope with her lover to Australia and train as a nurse in London lead to nothing, she joins a travelling theatre group and succumbs to the charms of the dark, passionate Italian Ciccio. Although not enjoying today the ...
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The Lost Girl

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Overview

The Lost Girl was written by D.H. Lawrence and published in 1921. The daughter of well-to-do tradespeople in the fictional mining town of Woodhouse, Alvina Houghton struggles to find excitement in her provincial surroundings and worries that she is condemned to become an old maid. After plans to elope with her lover to Australia and train as a nurse in London lead to nothing, she joins a travelling theatre group and succumbs to the charms of the dark, passionate Italian Ciccio. Although not enjoying today the same level of fame as "Sons and Lovers" or "Lady Chatterley's Lover", "The Lost Girl" was greatly successful in its time, winning the prestigious 1920 James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and remains a classic Lawrence novel of sensual awakening and the yearning for freedom.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612981550
  • Publisher: United Holdings Group
  • Publication date: 1/10/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,383,378
  • File size: 550 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2008

    a great classic

    I never write reviews but I was so amazed by this novel that I had to. It starts of a little slow and in so doing allows you to really understand the characters... but then the events and the action pick up. Very advanced and beautifully written. Left an excellent loose end for me to wonder about long after I finished reading.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Slow but recommend the read

    It is by 21st century stards, almost painfully slow. I recommend reading this on a wintery day when the power is out or it will seem to go on forever. It was written in a time of transition when life moved slowly, but a whole nrw age eas about to start.

    Just one thing -- what kept me going was to find out how it all comes out, but we are left without an outcome! It's like reading Edwin Drood! Rather unsatisfying.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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