Brangwen Family

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 206 ratings

The Rainbow Publisher's Summary

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.

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  • Book 1

    • The Rainbow

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Maureen O'Brien
    • Length: 20 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Death and Rebirth, the Old and New.

    • By Geoffrey on 08-09-12

    Regular price: $22.41

    • The Rainbow

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Paul Slack
    • Length: 20 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Roy G. Biv, the Birds and the Bees

    • By W Perry Hall on 10-16-16

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Rainbow

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 18 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Literary Genius

    • By Desiree on 06-27-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • Women in Love

    • By: D. H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
    • Length: 18 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • narrator not so great

    • By Mindy Kirkton on 09-28-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Women in Love

    • By: D.H. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
    • Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Facinating unsettling view male and female

    • By P. Carson on 02-07-05

    Regular price: $31.47