The Virgin and the Gypsy by D. H. Lawrence audiobook

The Virgin and the Gypsy

By D. H. Lawrence
Read by Georgina Sutton

Naxos

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982658861

  • ISBN: 9781982658854

  • ISBN: 9781982658878

Runtime: 3.62 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In a claustrophobic household, oppressed by her blind, toadlike grandmother and a cowardly, conventional father, Yvette’s exuberance seems doomed to suppression. But meeting a gypsy awakens unfamiliar emotions in her, making her challenge the family’s accepted morality. As she wavers between conformity and rebellion, a flash flood threatens her home, her world, and her life. This short novel deals with all the major themes of sexuality and identity that made Lawrence one of the most original and influential writers of the twentieth century, and it is a satirical, atmospheric, moving, and surprising masterpiece.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Georgina Sutton delivers the story of the virgin daughter of a vicar and her fascinating romantic entanglement with a gypsy in East Midlands, England. Set after WWI, the story recounts the events of daily life in the rectory, where all action is stifled by the mores of the day. Sutton flawlessly describes how Yvette, traveling throughout the countryside, comes across a gypsy camp, full of colorful, warm free spirits. One of them in particular catches her eye. Sutton’s subtle reading of Lawrence’s character studies—especially her portrait of Yvette’s longing for love—draws the listener into this story of self-discovery.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: D. H. Lawrence

Author Bio: D. H. Lawrence

David Herbert Lawrence (1885–1930), novelist, short-story writer, poet, critic, playwright, and essayist, was one of the most important and controversial figures of twentieth-century English literature. His works confront the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization and are notable for their passionate intensity and for a sensuality that centers on the erotic. Though his opinions earned him enemies, persecution, and censorship during his lifetime, he is now recognized as an artistic visionary.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 3.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English