The Rainbow - D. H. Lawrence

The Rainbow

Author: D. H. Lawrence

  • Publication Date: 1915-01-01
  • Category: Classics
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The Rainbow tells the story of three generations of the Brangwen family, a farm labouring dynasty who live in the East Midlands of England near Nottingham. The book spans a period of roughly 65 years from the 1840s to 1905, and shows how the love relationships of the Brangwens change against the backdrop of the increasing industrialization of Britain. The first central character, Tom Brangwen, is a farmer whose experience of the world does not stretch beyond Nottinghamshire; while the last, Ursula, his granddaughter, studies at University and becomes a teacher in the progressively urbanized, capitalist and industrial world that would become our modern experience.