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The Rainbow (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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The Rainbow explores the sexually stormy marriages of three generations of Brangwens, an English family living in an era when Britain began to shake off its socially conservative shackles. Ursula Brangwen, the granddaughter, confronts the restraints of her upbringing in order to experience life and love on her own terms.

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The Rainbow (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


The Rainbow explores the sexually stormy marriages of three generations of Brangwens, an English family living in an era when Britain began to shake off its socially conservative shackles. Ursula Brangwen, the granddaughter, confronts the restraints of her upbringing in order to experience life and love on her own terms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411436718
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 473
  • Sales rank: 760,307
  • File size: 502 KB

Meet the Author

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) was a prolific man of letters whose novels were famous for their frank depiction of human sexuality and scathing criticism of modernity. Reviled by the literary establishment during his life, he is now regarded as one of England's greatest writers, and his novels, especially Lady Chatterley's Lover and Sons and Lovers, have been recognized as masterpieces.
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Tedious Read

    This is not one of Lawrence's finest efforts. It pales beside Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterley's Lover. I started reading it because is the prequel to Women in Love, my next-up Lawrence book. However, after laboring through 200+ pages, I gave up, something I rarely do. The Rainbow is tedious, repetitive and, at times, incredibly boring. There are descriptions of moods and feelings that alternate between love and hatred on a daily basis that go on for months and pages. In this book, Lawrence seems to discover a word, then become so fascinated with it he repeats it several times on each page. Then he becomes apparently bored with it, and it never again appears in the novel. Likewise with phrases and entire sentences. The multi-generational characters are complex and interesting, albeit in great need of therapy (which is why they are interesting). The Midlands scenery is painted with the finest brush strokes, and the life-altering events, however seldom they occur, are documented compellingly. But the book, at 500 pages, would greater impact the reader if half the length.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2008

    exhausting

    I've had a love/hate reaction to this novel. I've enjoyed parts of it, but the constant conflict between the changing couples is exhausting. Here's how the book goes: Brangwen man and a woman meet, reluctantly or not so reluctantly fall madly in love, get married. Then inexplicably, the man withdraws from the woman in hatred and disgust. (I wish at this point I'd have made a running count of the times Lawrence uses the words 'hate' or 'hatred' and 'rage'.) The wife, in spite of, or because of her husbands rage and hatred is unhappy or strangely content. Then, eventually, she reaches out to her husband to reconnect and he cruelly rebuffs her. Much weeping and wailing ensues. The husband continues on in his boiling black rage until suddenly he madly loves his wife again and seeks to reconcile. They come together immediately or eventually, madly passionate in vaguely worded sex scenes. They are content for about a day and a half then the same thing repeats with the wife retreating and blah blah blah. He acts like an unreasoned psychopath, she acts like a mental patient. And so on and so on for about 500 pages. This book more than anything vividly illustrates Lawrence's volatile, unstable, unhealthy relationships with women. I don't know why anyone would want to live that way and I'm not sure why anyone would want to read about it in a book. And, so you know, I am a life-long student of literature. I'm not mad at this book because it doesn't have vampires in it or that it doesn't reveal through clairvoyant means that Martin Sheen is going to blow up the world if he is elected president.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Worth the read.

    Provides family history that helps to illuminate the story of Women in Love.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2006

    The Rainbow

    I thought that the Rainbow was a very good book. The only problem i had with comprehending the storyline was that the charicters often contradicted themselves. Some of the events in the book are risque, and there are a few scenes that i thought were upseting.

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