Women in Love

  • Author D. H. Lawrence
  • Narrator Maureen O'Brien
  • Publisher Blackstone Publishing
  • Run Time 18 hours and 51 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Classic fiction, Romance.

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What to expect

“Let us hesitate no longer to announce that the sensual passions and mysteries are equally sacred with the spiritual mysteries and passions,” wrote D. H. Lawrence in Women in Love, his masterpiece heralding the erotic consciousness of the twentieth century. Lawrence explores love, sex, passion, and marriage through the eyes of two sisters, Gudrun and Ursula Brangwen. Intelligent, incisive, and observant, the two very different sisters pursue thrilling, torrid affairs with their lovers, Rupert and Gerald, while searching for more mature emotional relationships. Against a haunting World War I backdrop of coal mines, factories, and a beleaguered working class, Gudrun and Ursula’s temperamental differences spark an ongoing debate regarding their society, their inner lives, and the mysteries between men and women. Lawrence considered this to be his best novel.

Critics Review

  • “What beauties the book contains! There are many pages in it so saturated
    with warm and lovely intimacies that one reads absorbed.”

    Guardian (London)
  • “His masterpiece…An astonishing work that moves on several levels…Lawrence compels us to admit that we live less finely than we should,
    whatever we are.”

    New York Review of Books
  • “Maureen
    O’Brien splendidly creates the tone and tension of each characte…O’Brien’s
    voice has an entrancing lilt which complements each phrase. Her
    sensitive, fluid performance…transports the listener.”

  • “Fresher and more immediate [than previous editions].”

    Library Journal

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