by David Herbert Lawrence


View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Want it by Thursday, October 25  Order now and choose Expedited Shipping during checkout.


Kangaroo by David Herbert Lawrence

Kangaroo is an account of a visit to New South Wales by an English writer named Richard Lovat Somers and his German wife Harriet in the early 1920s. This appears to be semi-autobiographical, based on a three-month visit to Australia by Lawrence and his wife Frieda, in 1922. The novel includes a chapter ("Nightmare") describing the Somers' experiences in wartime St Ives, Cornwall, vivid descriptions of the Australian landscape, and Richard Somers' sceptical reflections on fringe politics in Sydney. Kangaroo's movement, and the "great general emotion" of Kangaroo himself, do not appeal to Somers, and in this the novel begins to reflect Lawrence's own experiences during World War I.[1] Somers also rejects the socialism of Struthers, which emphasises "generalised love".

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781726459440
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/08/2018
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Kangaroo 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CATH3R1N3 More than 1 year ago
waste of money and waste of time downloading and reading. Do not buy. Has wierd wording. The end of may is not winter. Ughhh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spazes out like harlem shake twoleggers while cracking up hysterically :::"::::
adorable_78 More than 1 year ago
Test comment