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SONS AND LOVERS

by | Read by Paul Copley

Classics • 6 hrs. • Abridged • © 1913

Lawrence's first major novel is unstintingly, passionately autobiographical. Set in a Nottinghamshire mining town, it concerns the high-minded wife of a brutal miner who puts all hopes into her artistic son, Paul. Copley brings the workingclass milieu to life. His north country accent enhances the author's regional "sound," which may not be apparent on the page to American readers, but which is a prominent feature of the book's aesthetic. By shaving off a bit too much of the color, the abridgment reinforces the novel's starkness. Therefore, one should hear this recording before, not instead of, reading the full work. Y.R. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPT 96]

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Formats

Retail pak • Penguin Audiobooks • 1994

CS ISBN 0140860452 $23.95 • Four cassettes

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