Sons and Lovers is a realistic novel developing two significant psychological themes. The first is the story of Paul Morel’s beautiful but terrible relationship with his mother, who gives to him all her warmth because her husband has denied her the love she craves. The second is a study of attraction and repulsion in love, presented through Paul’s relations with two quite different women, Clara and Miriam.
About the Author
David Herbert Lawrence wrote in many genres – fiction, poetry, travelogues, criticism and psychology. He also left behind a mass of letters that touched on many subjects. Published privately in New York in 1920, Women in Love is termed an ‘epic of vice’ by critics because of its bold analysis of sexuality.