The Fox/The Captain's Doll/The Ladybird

The Fox/The Captain's Doll/The Ladybird

By D. H. Lawrence; Dieter Mehl (Editor); Helen Dunmore (Introduction by)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780141441832, 238pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2006

Description
A collection of three novellas that display D. H. Lawrence's brilliant and insightful evocation of human relationships - both tender and cruel - and the devastating results of war
In "The Fox," two young women living on a small farm during the First World War find their solitary life interrupted. As a fox preys on their poultry, a human predator has the women in his sights. "The Captain's Doll" explores the complex relationship between a German countess and a married Scottish soldier in occupied Germany, while in "The Ladybird "a wounded prisoner of war has a disturbing influence on the Englishwoman who visits him in hospital.
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About the Author
David Ellis is the author of Lawrence's Non-Fiction: Art, Thought and Genre and Wordsworth, Freud and the Spots of Time. He has been commissioned to write Volume HI of the New Cambridge biography of Lawrence.



HELEN DUNMORE is a novelist, a short story writer, and a poet. She has written twenty-two children s books, including Brother Brother, Sister Sister; The Lilac Tree; The Seal Cove; and the bestselling Ingo series. She has written nine adult books including A Spell of Winter, which won the 1996 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her poetry collections have won the Poetry Society s Alice Hunt Bartlett Award and the Signal Poetry Award. Helen Dunmore was born in Yorkshire, England, and now lives in Bristol with her husband and children. Visit her online at www.helendunmore.com.