The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence
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.
The 229th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 6th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Couterpunch)
- - 42nd on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
- - 48th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)