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Scottish officer, Captain Alexander Hepburn’s involvement in the war has convinced him that human life is of very little value. German aristocrat, Countess Johanna zu Rassenflow, “Hannele,” is captivated by Hepburn nonetheless, and as they journey together toward their ambiguous conclusion, the dehumanizing effects of war are made clear.

Published shortly after the First World War, D. H. Lawrence’s The Captain’s Doll contemplates the lasting effects of the war on those who ...

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The Captain's Doll

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Overview

Scottish officer, Captain Alexander Hepburn’s involvement in the war has convinced him that human life is of very little value. German aristocrat, Countess Johanna zu Rassenflow, “Hannele,” is captivated by Hepburn nonetheless, and as they journey together toward their ambiguous conclusion, the dehumanizing effects of war are made clear.

Published shortly after the First World War, D. H. Lawrence’s The Captain’s Doll contemplates the lasting effects of the war on those who returned home. The Captain’s Doll was adapted for television in 1983, starring Jeremy Irons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781668177
  • Publisher: Andrews UK
  • Publication date: 6/20/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 472 KB

Meet the Author

An English novelist, poet, playwright, literary critic, and painter, D. H. Lawrence is best known for his novels Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love, and Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Writing in the period leading up to and following the First World War, Lawrence’s work explores the nature of personal and sexual relationships in light of industrialization and the new culture of modernity. Persecuted for his strong opinions, Lawrence spent the second part of his career in an exile he referred to as his “savage pilgrimage,” while his work continued to be censored and misrepresented, resulting in the sensational obscenity trial of Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Lawrence died in 1930 and is considered to be a visionary thinker and significant representative of modernism in English literature.

Biography

Born in Nottinghamshire, England, D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) was the author of a remarkable array of novels, stories, poetry, literary criticism, and travel writing, including the novels Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, and Lady Chatterley's Lover.

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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

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