Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Perhaps no other of the world’s great writers lived and wrote with the passionate intensity of D. H. Lawrence. And perhaps no other of his books so explores the mysteries between men and women–both sensual and intellectual–as Women in Love. Written in the years before and during World War I in a heat of great energy, and criticized for its exploration of human sexuality, the book is filled with symbolism and poetry–and is compulsively readable. It opens with sisters Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen, characters who also appeared in The Rainbow, discussing marriage, then walking through a haunting landscape ruined by coal mines, smoking factories, and sooty dwellings. Soon Gudrun will choose Gerald, the icily handsome mining industrialist, as her lover; Ursula will become involved with Birkin, a school inspector–and an erotic interweaving of souls and bodies begins. One couple will find love, the other death, in Lawrence’s lush, powerfully crafted fifth novel, one of his masterpieces and the work that may best convey his beliefs about sex, love, and humankind’s ongoing struggle between the forces of destruction and life.

The 153rd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 24th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  2. - 28th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  3. - 31st on 100 Best Books (Montana State University)
  4. - 34th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  5. - 38th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  6. - 49th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  7. - 75th on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  8. - 75th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  9. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  10. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  11. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)

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Women in Love (Penguin Classics) Paperback 542782 $6.07 $1.55 2007
Women In Love Hardcover 3625889 $0.01
Women in Love (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 661264 2014
Masters Library D. H. Lawrence Sons and Lovers, Women In Love, Love Among the Haystacks and Lady Chatterley's Lover Hardcover 1351271 $7.34 $1.62 1960
Women in Love: Library Edition Audio CD 11748427 $25.17 $3.99
Women in Love (New York Public Library Collector's Editions) Hardcover 3068607 $3.90 $0.01 1999
Women in Love (Centaur Classics) Kindle Edition 595415 2016
Women in Love (Tantor Unabridged Classics) Audio CD 10411891 $54.46 $53.62 2010
Women in Love (Signet Classic) Mass Market Paperback 2771608 $9.96 $0.01 1995
Women in Love Hardcover 1821648 $0.50 $0.01
Women In Love (Signet Classics) Kindle Edition 1000927 $3.16 2008
Women in Love: Cambridge Lawrence Edition (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) Paperback 590096 $4.24 $0.01 1995
Women in Love Audio CD 4385629 $21.86 $21.99 2010
Women in Love (Oxford World's Classics) Kindle Edition 262803 $3.16 1998
Women in Love (Everyman's Library (Cloth)) Hardcover 651769 $12.46 $0.87 1992
Women In Love (Signet Classics) Mass Market Paperback 1345574 $2.95 $0.01 2008
Women in Love (Tantor Unabridged Classics) Audio CD 2139771 $17.05 $17.78 2010
Women in Love - Full Version (Annotated) (Literary Classics Collection) Kindle Edition 520493 $2.99 2011
Women in Love Kindle Edition 286895 $0.99 2013
Women in Love (Annotated) Kindle Edition 844683 $0.99 2013
Women in Love (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 158763 $0.99 2014
Women in Love Paperback 768263 $8.99 2017
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Women in Love Paperback 9460852 $12.14 $31.34 2009
The First 'Women in Love' (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence) Paperback 1781194 $65.42 $65.57 2002
The First Women in Love (Oneworld Classics) Paperback 5408897 $18.97 $6.78 2008
Women in Love Paperback 367164 $9.12 $1.44 2013
Women in Love Kindle Edition 40890 $0.99 2012
Women in Love (Everyman's Library Classics) Hardcover 1035891 $14.63 $12.29 1992
Women in Love (Penguin Popular Classics) Paperback 2391314 $5.89 $0.01 1996
Women in Love (Wordsworth Classics) (Wadsworth Collection) Paperback 3283517 $1.45 $0.01 1997
Women in Love Kindle Edition 586381 $0.99 2013
Women In Love (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 440808 $0.99 2014
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Women in Love - D. H. Lawrence [Annotated] - (Bentley Loft Classics) Kindle Edition 882231 $1.99 2011
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WOMEN IN LOVE ( Film Tie-in ) Paperback 6604950 $0.93
Women In Love Hardcover 11856505 $0.01
Women In Love Paperback 7288513 $9.86 $7.95 2009
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Women in Love Paperback 1593107 $16.95 $20.10 2013
Women in Love Audio CD 5514085 $90.72 $3,996.00
Women in Love Paperback 588554 $2.40 $0.01 2003
The Portable D.H. Lawrence - Eight Novelettes and Stories Plus the Rainbow - Women in Love - and Poetry, Travel, Letters, Essays Paperback 1189240 $1.55 1964
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Women In Love: By D. H. Lawrence - Illustrated Kindle Edition 137518 2017
Women in Love Kindle Edition 889263 $0.99 2013
Women in Love Paperback 1041340 $11.82 2015
Women In Love - D.H.Lawrence - The Franklin Library - Dennis Luzak Illustrations - Limited Edition Leather Bound 2386557 $24.99 $14.99 1979
Women in Love (Xist Classics) Kindle Edition 238077 2015
Women In Love: By D. H. Lawrence - Illustrated Kindle Edition 247556 2017
Women in Love Kindle Edition 309067 2017
Women in Love [with Biographical Introduction] Kindle Edition 661188 $2.51 2004
Women in Love Paperback 539408 $23.00 2016
Women in Love (English Library) Paperback 1079452 $11.05 $1.83 1982
Women in Love (Illustrated Edition) Kindle Edition 505521 2014
Women in Love (Illustrated) Paperback 842589 $15.99 2017
Women in Love Kindle Edition 339041 2017
Women in Love Paperback 841982 $9.48 2017
Women in Love (Illustrated) + Free AudioBook - Annea Classics Kindle Edition 90009 2017
Women In Love: (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 505454 2016
Women in Love (Dover Thrift Editions) Kindle Edition 890944 $2.99 2012
Women in Love Paperback 730479 $11.87 2017
Women In Love Kindle Edition 463314 2017
Women in Love (Brangwen Family) Kindle Edition 679952 $1.99 2007
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The First 'Women in Love' (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence) Hardcover 1163539 $135.64 $99.15 1998