- D. H. Lawrence (Censorship (Ready Reference series))
- D. H. Lawrence (Critical Survey of Poetry: British, Irish, & Commonwealth Poets)
- D. H. Lawrence (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- D. H. Lawrence (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- D. H. Lawrence (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- D. H. Lawrence (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Theory of Short Fiction (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: D. H. Lawrence
- First Published: 1922
- Type of Plot: Psychological
- Time of Work: Shortly after World War I
- Setting: The English Midlands
- Characters: Maurice Pervin, Isabel Pervin, Bertram (“Bertie”) Reid
- Genres: Psychological fiction, Short fiction
- Subjects: Sex or sexuality, Blindness or blind persons, Friendship, Pregnancy, England or English people, Farms, farmers, or farming, World War I, Depression, mental, Animals, Wounds or injuries, Touch
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
Maurice Pervin, a world war veteran, has settled on a farm in the English Midlands after being blinded in combat during his second tour of army duty in Flanders. He and his wife, Isabel, have employed a tenant couple to manage the farm. Maurice discusses details of production with his manager and assists him with such tasks as attending to the domestic animals, while Isabel continues to review books for a Scottish newspaper. She is pregnant and the Pervins are both anxious about the child because their firstborn died in infancy during Maurice’s initial posting in...
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