Sons and Lovers: a century on | Books | The GuardianThe sense of elation didn't last long. He worried whether it might benefit from a foreword and belatedly posted one to Garnett. Beneath these worries lay a deeper worry, about the text itself: "I am a great admirer of my own stuff while it's new, but after a while I'm not so gone on it," he admitted. He was already on to the next thing a draft of what would become The Rainbow , and had "scarcely the patience" to correct the proofs. But he was proud when a finished copy reached him in Italy.
Sons and Lovers: a century on
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The author used the opportunity to reexamine his childhood, his relationship with his mother, and her psychological effect on his sexuality. At the time of publication, Sons and Lovers was criticized for being obscene. But the novel endured. It has been adapted for film multiple times, including the Academy Award winning film. The Modern Library placed it ninth on their list of the best novels of the 20th century.
Sons and Lovers is a novel by the English writer D. Lawrence , originally published by B. Huebsch Publishers. While the novel initially received a lukewarm critical reception, along with allegations of obscenity, it is today regarded as a masterpiece by many critics and is often regarded as Lawrence's finest achievement. The third published novel of D.
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