The Ladybird: Short Story

The Ladybird: Short Story

by D. H. Lawrence

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Overview

A wounded German officer, Count Psanek, shares his philosophies on life and love with a local acquaintance, Lady Daphne, while interned in London during the final months of the First World War. Lady Daphne finds herself alternately attracted and repulsed by the Count, and when her husband returns home from the front she finds her feelings toward him are equally ambiguous.

For Lawrence, love is never a simple exchange, but something both independently personal and wholly dependent. Rife with symbolism and subtext, "The Ladybird" is a story that can be read again and again, providing the reader with different experiences and new perspectives each time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443424721
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 25
File size: 380 KB

About 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.

Date of Birth:

September 11, 1885

Date of Death:

March 2, 1930

Place of Birth:

Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England

Place of Death:

Vence, France

Education:

Nottingham University College, teacher training certificate, 1908

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