The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

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Set in the rural midlands of England, The Rainbow revolves around three generations of the Brangwen family over a period of more than sixty years, setting them against the emergence of modern England. When Tom Brangwen marries a Polish widow and adopts her daughter as his own, he is unprepared for the conflict and passion that erupt. Suffused with biblical imagery, The Rainbow addresses searching human issues in a setting of precise and vivid detail.

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The 396th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 6th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  2. - 38th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  3. - 42nd on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  4. - 48th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  5. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  6. - The Western Lit Survival Kit (Book)

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