Paul Morel

Overview

This early version of Sons and Lovers, the highly popular autobiographical novel by D.H. Lawrence, has never been published before. It was the second draft out of four, and amongst all the surviving early drafts of Lawrence's works this is the most different from the final version. As he rewrote, Lawrence discarded many episodes in Paul Morel, some of which were stories from Lawrence's childhood not recorded anywhere else. It is less polished than Sons and Lovers, but it is full of powerful, spontaneous, dramatic...
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Overview

This early version of Sons and Lovers, the highly popular autobiographical novel by D.H. Lawrence, has never been published before. It was the second draft out of four, and amongst all the surviving early drafts of Lawrence's works this is the most different from the final version. As he rewrote, Lawrence discarded many episodes in Paul Morel, some of which were stories from Lawrence's childhood not recorded anywhere else. It is less polished than Sons and Lovers, but it is full of powerful, spontaneous, dramatic writing: there is more humour and charm, more raw violence and nervous energy. In addition to Paul Morel, this volume contains the remarkable documents written by Lawrence's girlfriend Jessie Chambers, who was the model for Miriam in this novel and in Sons and Lovers. She gives Lawrence some very hostile criticisms and writes out for him her own versions of some of his episodes, hoping to influence him into giving a kinder representation of herself and their teenage romance. There is also a fragment of a novel about his mother's childhood, which Lawrence never finished.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"My unqualified congratulations to Cambridge University Press for the publication of Paul Morel, a volume that sets a new standard for accessible and provocative source material amid the already well-established record of excellence permeating the litany of Cambridge's definitive editions of D.H. Lawrences's prolific work." English Literature in Transition 1880-1920
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847491190
  • Publisher: Oneworld Classics
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Oneworld Classics
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 1,071,978
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

D. H. Lawrence
Helen Baron is Research Fellow in the Department of English at Hull. She is author of D. H. Lawrence: Writing the Body (1991), and has written on Lawrence in a wide range of journals.
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    1. Also Known As:
      David Herbert Richard Lawrence. Called "Bert" by his family. Jessie Chambers and Lawrence H. Davison are pseudonyms.
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 11, 1885
    2. Place of Birth:
      Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England
    1. Date of Death:
      March 2, 1930
    2. Place of Death:
      Vence, France

Table of Contents

General editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Cue-titles; Introduction; Paul Morel; Appendix 1. 'Matilda'; Appendix 2. Chapter plan; Appendix 3. Two versions of the start of MS3; Appendix 4. MS3 chapter 9 annotated by Jessie Chambers; Appendix 5. Jessie Chambers' manuscripts; Explanatory notes; Maps; Textual apparatus; Line-end hyphenation; Note on pounds, shillings and pence.
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