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Sons and Lovers

D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

1. 01a – The Early Married Life of the Morels, Part A
2. 01b – The Early Married Life of the Morels, Part B
3. 02 – The Birth of Paul, and Another Battle
4. 03 – The Casting Off of Morel
5. 04a – The Young Life of Paul, Part A
6. 04b – The Young Life of Paul, Part 2
7. 05a – Paul Launches Into Life, Part 1
8. 05b – Paul Launches Into Life, Part 2
9. 06a – Death in the Family, Part 1
10. 06b – Death in the Family, Part 2
11. 07a – Lad-and-Girl Love, Part 1
12. 07b – Lad-and-Girl Love, Part 2
13. 07c – Lad-and-Girl Love, Part 3
14. 08a – Strife in Love, Part 1
15. 08b – Strife of Love, Part 2
16. 09a – Defeat of Miriam, Part 1
17. 09b – Defeat of Miriam, Part 2
18. 10a – Clara, Part 1
19. 10b – Clara, Part 2
20. 11a – The Test on Miriam, Part 1
21. 11b – The Test on Miriam, Part 2
22. 12a – Passion, Part 1
23. 12b – Passion, Part 2
24. 12c – Passion, Part 3
25. 13a – Baxter Dawes
26. 13b – Baxter Dawes, Part 2
27. 13c – Baxter Dawes, Part 3
28. 14a – The Release, Part 1
29. 14b – The Release, Part 2
30. 15 – Derelict

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This intimate portrait of a coal-miner’s family fastens on each member in turn: Walter Morel, the collier; Gertrude, his wife; and the children: William, Annie, Arthur, and Paul. When Mrs. Morel begins to be estranged from her husband because of his poor financial sense and his drinking habits, she comes to inhabit the lives of her children – most particularly, her sons. She is determined that they will grow to be something more than men that come home blackened with coal dust every day and roaring with drink every night. As each grows up and moves away, she must release him. But Paul, she holds; they have a bond that defies time and the attractions of young women.Lawrence originally intended the book’s title to be “Paul Morel” and it is on this son – and his lovers – that he spends the bulk of his tale. The strong mother can make a success of her son, but if he cannot learn to leave his mother’s apron strings, will he really be a better man than his father?


Sons and Lovers

Beautifully read by Mark Smith.