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 201st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 42nd on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  2. - 48th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)

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