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  • Published: 1 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099512080
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $19.99

Women in Love

‘Women in Love is a work of genius. It contains characters which are masterpieces of pure creation’ New Statesman


Women in Love begins one blossoming spring day in England and ends with a terrible catastrophe in the snow of the Alps. Ursula and Gudrun are very different sisters who become entangled with two friends, Rupert and Gerald, who live in their hometown. The bonds between the couples quickly become intense and passionate but whether this passion is creative or destructive is unclear.In this astonishing novel, widely considered to be D.H. Lawrence’s best work, he explores what it means to be human in an age of conflict and confusion.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780099512080
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

D. H. Lawrence

David Herbert Lawrence, novelist, short-story writer, poet and essayist, was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England, in 1885. Though better known as a novelist, Lawrence's first -published works (in 1909) were poems, and his poetry, especially his evocations of the natural world, have since had a significant influence on many poets on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Praise for Women in Love

“The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation”

E.M. Foster

“What beauties the book contains! There are many pages in it so saturated with warm and lovely intimacies that one reads absorbed”


“It is a wonderful novel by a writer who created his own narrative voice”

Philippa Gregory

“The point with Lawrence is never to be afraid of going too far, is always to push, push, push. In the pushing-process, Lawrence writes one of the most truly and thoroughly poetic novels in English”

Toby Litt

“He's an intoxicator... Has there ever been anyone like him for bringing places and people so vividly to life?”

Doris Lessing

“An astonishingly avant-garde novel”

Terry Eagleton, Guardian

“It's a very brave and outspoken book, which expresses things that we still have trouble expressing today”

Laura Hird

“I do not claim to be a literary critic, but I know dirt when I smell it, and here is dirt in heaps- festering, putrid heaps which smell to high Heaven”

John Bull, 1921

“Lawrence was the first literary artist to emphasise the huge importance of sex as a means of human fulfillment”

Anthony Burgess, The Times

“Its questions about marriage and eroticism, grief and the frightening blankness of nature, have made it one of our century's most popular novels”

Financial Times

“It is the task of our generation to learn to read him again with compassion”

Elaine Feinstein

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