D. H. Lawrence's best-kwn late fictions are presented in this volume, which is dominated by two powerful vellas, The Virgin and the Gipsy and The Escaped Cock (also kwn as The Man Who Died). In the first, a young woman from a restrictive English rectory discovers further dimensions to life through her contact with a gipsy; in the second, an unnamed man - in fact Lawrence's vision of Christ - is resurrected and escapes from his tomb. Both vellas deal with the themes of escape and sexual awakening, which are echoed in the four short stories and three fragments also collected here. This edition restores Lawrence's final texts, before the changes introduced by censorship, mistakes in transmission and various other forms of interference, with variants recorded. The introduction traces the history of the stories, while the tes offer help with allusions, contexts and other points of potential difficulty or interest.
Michael Herbert is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of St Andrews. Bethan Jones is Lecturer in English at the University of Hull. Lindeth Vasey is Copyeditorial Manager at Penguin.
D. H. Lawrence
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence