The Prussian Officer

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The Prussian Officer and Other Stories (1914) was Lawrence's first collection of stories, and it includes some of his finest and most distinctive fiction. The collection forms a bridge between his apprenticeship in realism, which culminated in Sons and Lovers, and the visionary language and historical sweep of The Rainbow. Lawrence's arrangement of the stories, restored for the first time in this edition, also offers his diagnosis of the development of British society and its literature between 1870 and the ...
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Overview

The Prussian Officer and Other Stories (1914) was Lawrence's first collection of stories, and it includes some of his finest and most distinctive fiction. The collection forms a bridge between his apprenticeship in realism, which culminated in Sons and Lovers, and the visionary language and historical sweep of The Rainbow. Lawrence's arrangement of the stories, restored for the first time in this edition, also offers his diagnosis of the development of British society and its literature between 1870 and the outbreak of the First World War. Widely praised stories such as 'Odour of Chrysanthemums', 'Daughters of the Vicar', and 'The Prussian Officer' show people moving from a communal world, in which they battle against poverty, class prejudice, and natural disaster, to a more independent existence, full of potential for both self-fulfilment and self-destruction. These short stories celebrate the vitality that is fundamental to Lawrence's vision of life, and demonstrate the diversity of interests, narrative power, and vivid sense of place and character that distinguish the works of an acknowledged master in the genre.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781492744672
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 9/16/2013
  • Pages: 28
  • Sales rank: 1,056,921
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.06 (d)

Meet the Author

D. H. Lawrence
David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, and instinct.

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.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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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

Abbreviations
Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of D. H. Lawrence
A Fragment of Stained Glass 3
Goose Fair 14
A Sick Collier 25
The Christening 32
Odour of Chrysanthemums 42
Daughters of the Vicar 63
Second Best 117
The Shadow in the Rose Garden 126
The Shades of Spring 140
The White Stocking 156
The Thorn in the Flesh 180
The Prussian Officer 200
Appendix 223
Odour of Chrysanthemums (1911 version) 224
Vin Ordinaire 228
With the Guns 246
Explanatory Notes 251
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