Women in Love

Women in Love is a continuation of DH Lawrence’s story of the Brangwen sisters first introduced in Rainbow. This novel revolves around the two Brangwen sisters and their loves, Gerald and Birkin who also share an unspoken love of each other. The novel takes an a completely different style from Rainbow. The first half is almost mystic. The scenes unfold like images from the garden of Eden mixed with pagan mysticism. The characters are unreal and yet real. The attraction Gerald and Birkin feel for each other, the tensions between the sisters and their lovers, and the strangely disjointed dialogue that rarely betrays the simmering primitive violent undercurrent of their emotions.

Women in Love / Cambridge Lawrence Edition (Penguin Classics) by D. H. Lawrence