The Fox/The Captain's Doll/The Ladybird (Paperback)
Penguin Books, 9780141441832, 238pp.
Publication Date: December 1, 2006
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. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
About the Author
D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930), English novelist, storywriter, critic, poet and painter, one of the greatest figures in 20th-century English literature. Among his works, Sons and Lovers appeared in 1913, The Rainbow in 1915, Women In Love in 1920, and many others. Helen Dunmore is a novelist, poet, short story and children's writer. Her published work includes eight collections of poetry, eight novels and two collections of short stories. In her first novel, Zennor in Darkness, she wrote about D.H. Lawrence's stay in Zennor during the First World War. A Spell of Winter won the inaugural Orange Prize for Fiction. The Siege was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize for Fiction and the Orange Prize for Fiction.