First Folio Society edition. Published by the Folio Society, London, 1981. The book and slipcase are in excellent condition, with minimal damage or wear. With an introduction by Richard Hoggart and 18 lithographic plates by Charles Raymond.
The Rainbow follows three generations of the Brangwen family living in Nottinghamshire, particularly focusing on the struggle to grow and seek fulfilment within the confining strictures of English social life. Lawrence's frank treatment of sexual desire and the part it plays within relationships, caused The Rainbow to be prosecuted in an obscenity trial at Bow Street Magistrates' Court on 13 November 1915, as a result of which 1,011 copies were seized and burnt. The book was unavailable in Britain for 11 years, although editions were available in the United States.
The Rainbow is the starting point of the two-part series, with the second book being the more well-know Women in Love.
The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence
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