London: The Folio Society, 2013.
Hardcover. 9 1/2" X 6 1/2". xvi, 476pp. Presents nicely with accompanying publisher-issued slipcase in black, showing only light shelfwear. Three quarter-bound in dark slate cloth by Lachenmaier, with spine lettered in black over white, with a Modigliani paper side printed with a design by illustrator Anne-Marie Jones, featuring a male figure. Binding is firm, sound, and square. Previous owner's stamp in blind to half-title page. Pages are clean and unmarked. A presentable Folio Society edition of D. H. Lawrence's classic novel, considered by many his finest, here beautifully presented with accompanying slipcase, introduced by Colm Toibin, and illustrated in frontispiece and 9 intense color plates by Anne-Marie Jones.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
D. H. Lawrence’s great autobiographical novel paints a provocative portrait of an artist torn between affection for his mother and desire for two beautiful women. Set in the Nottinghamshire coalfields of Lawrence’s own boyhood, the story follows young Paul Morel’s growth into manhood in a British working-class family.
Gertrude Morel, Paul’s puritanical mother, concentrates all her love and attention on Paul, nurturing his talents as a painter. When she muses that he might marry someday and desert her, the attentive son swears he will never leave her. Then Paul falls in love—with not one woman but two—and must eventually choose between them.… (publisher of later edition). Very good +. Item #7902