Brangwen Family
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    The Rainbow | D. H. Lawrence

    The Rainbow

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Maureen O'Brien
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    Set in the rural midlands of England, The Rainbow revolves around three generations of Brangwens, a family deeply involved with the land and noted for their strength and vigour. When Tom Brangwen marries a Polish widow, Lydia Lensky, and adopts her daughter Anna as his own, he is unprepared for the conflict and passion that erupts between them. Their stories continue in Women in Love.

    Death and Rebirth, the Old and New.

    A brilliant telling of the Brangwen family's 3 generations, before and after the industrial revolution from their small bit of England, and their rise..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 09 2012 by Geoffrey (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
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    The Rainbow | D. H. Lawrence

    The Rainbow

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Paul Slack
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    D. H. Lawrence's controversial classic, The Rainbow, follows the lives and loves of three generations of the Brangwen family between 1840 and 1905. Their tempestuous relationships are played out against a backdrop of change as they witness the arrival of industrialization - the only constant being their unending attempts to grasp a higher form of existence symbolized by the persistent, unifying motif of the "rainbow".

    Roy G. Biv, the Birds and the Bees


    This D.H. Lawrence novel, published in 1915, was almost immediately banned as obscene and the first printing of over 1,000 copies were seized and..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 16 2016 by W Perry Hall (L.A.)
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    The Rainbow | D. H. Lawrence

    The Rainbow

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    In The Rainbow, D. H. Lawrence challenged the customary limitations of language and convention to carry into the structures of his prose the fascination with boundaries and space that characterize the entire novel. A visionary novel, considered to be one of Lawrence's finest, it explores the complex sexual and psychological relationships between men and women in an increasingly industrialized world.

    Literary Genius

    D.H. Lawrence is a literary genius. After listening to The Rainbow, the Lost Girl, and Lady Chatterlay's Lover, I positively worship Lawrence. I bui..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 27 2012 by Desiree (United States)
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    Women in Love | D. H. Lawrence

    Women in Love

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    A powerful and engrossing tale of extremes and extremists, D. H. Lawrence's Women in Love follows the passionate relationships of two sisters, Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen, with their respective lovers, the ominous Gerald Crich and the charismatic but fragile Rupert Birkin.

    narrator not so great

    struggled to finish, couldn't get past pitch of narrators voice. plot not that interesting either.

    Reviewed on September 28 2016 by Mindy Kirkton (WASHINGTON, IL, US)
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    Women in Love | D.H. Lawrence

    Women in Love

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By D.H. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Vanessa Benjamin
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    Lawrence explores love, sex, passion, and marriage through the eyes of two sisters. Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen are the two intelligent, incisive, and observant sisters whose temperamental differences spark an ongoing debate regarding their society and their inner lives. The two very different sisters pursue thrilling, torrid affairs, but their search for more mature emotional relationships reveals some startling information about themselves as well as their lovers, Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich.

    Facinating unsettling view male and female

    More mature but more cynical view of the relationship between men and women. A little difficult to get into because of the ironic tone and the more u..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 07 2005 by P. Carson (Connecticut)