Sons and Lovers

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Sons and Lovers

By D. H. Lawrence; Benjamin DeMott (Introduction by)

Signet Classics, Mass Market Paperback, 9780451518828, 416pp.

Publication Date: January 2, 1985

A writer whose books have appeared on the USA Today bestseller list as well as the New York Times extended list, Dorothy Garlock is renowned for her unique ability to convey the romance and reality of frontier America. Here she presents one of her most beloved stories, a tale of a young woman's westward journey, on which she'll meet both danger and love. She's a nineteen-year-old orphan without money or prospects. Yet Tucker Houston has spunk to spare. Determined to find a better life for herself and her best friend, who is blind, Tucker brazenly tells a few fibs to land a job as a schoolteacher out West . . . even if it means joining a wagon train filled with twenty mail-order brides. Leading them all is wagon master Lucas Steele, hard-headed, hard-muscled, and drawn to Tucker's no-nonsense gumption. The two will soon find out that love can't wait--especially when the perils of the trail make today all they have, and tomorrow a time that may never come for the dreams they share.

About the Author

The son of a miner, the prolific novelist, poet, and travel writer David Herbert Lawrence was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, in 1885. He attended Nottingham University and found employment as a schoolteacher. His first novel, The White Peacock, was published in 1911, the same year his beloved mother died and he quit teaching after contracting pneumonia. The next year Lawrence published Sons and Lovers and ran off to Germany with Frieda Weekley, his former tutor’s wife. His masterpieces The Rainbow and Women in Love were completed in quick succession, but the first was suppressed as indecent and the second was not published until 1920. Lawrence’s lyrical writings challenged convention, promoting a return to an ideal of nature where sex is seen as a sacrament. In 1928 Lawrence’s final novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, was banned in England and the United States for indecency. He died of tuberculosis in 1930 in Venice.