The Lost Girl

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The Lost Girl

By D. H. Lawrence; Lee Siegel (Introduction by)

Modern Library, Paperback, 9780812969979, 400pp.

Publication Date: October 21, 2003

Description
"The Lost Girl," D. H. Lawrence's forgotten novel, is a passionate tale of longing and sexual defiance, of devastation and destitution.
Alvina Houghton, the daughter of a widowed Midlands draper, comes of age just as her father's business is failing. In a desperate attempt to regain his fortune and secure his daughter's proper upbringing, James Houghton buys a theater. Among the traveling performers he employs is Ciccio, a sensual Italian who immediately captures Alvina's attention. Fleeing with him to Naples, she leaves her safe world behind and enters one of sexual awakening, desire, and fleeting freedom.


About the Author
Lee Siegel is a critic and essayist living in New York City, whose writing about literature, art, politics, film, and television has appeared in "Harper's," "The New Republic," "Time," "The Atlantic Monthly," and "The New Yorker," among other publications. He received the 2002 National Magazine Award for Reviews and Criticism.


Praise For The Lost Girl

“[Lawrence was] a writer with an extraordinary sense of the physical world, of the colour and texture and shape of things, for whom the body was alive and the problems of the body insistent and important.” —Virginia Woolf

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