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The Plumed Serpent (Paperback)

Author:  D. H. Lawrence
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1409724131
ISBN-13: 9781409724131
Sku: 208360618
Publish Date: 12/26/2008
Pages:  488
Age Range:  NA
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Set vividly in Mexico, THE PLUMED SERPENT is a powerful, sometimes obscure, frequently overwrought novel about an Irishwoman named Kate Leslie. Traveling to Mexico after the death of her husband, she is repelled by the culture of bullfights and macho cruelty until she becomes involved with Don Cipriano, who is engaged in a revival of the old Aztec cult of the serpent-god Quetzalcoatl. She becomes a fertility goddess, marries Cipriano, and ecstatically accepts his domination of her will and her sexual self. The novel embodies the somewhat cracked views Lawrence espoused late in life about phallic power and the Nietzchean superman.
Author Bio
D. H. Lawrence
Lawrence was the son of an uneducated miner and a genteel, resentful mother who wanted better lives for her children. He educated himself through scholarships and worked as an elementary schoolteacher from 1902 to 1906. He began publishing poetry in the "English Review" in 1909, and in 1910 published his first short story and a novel. Two years later, he fell in love with Frieda von Richthofen, the German wife of a Nottingham French professor, and fled to Germany with her, where they were married in 1914 after her divorce. When World War I broke out, they returned to England. Violently opposed to the war, Lawrence left England for good when it was over and lived the rest of his life in Italy, Australia, Mexico, and the south of France, where he finally succumbed to tuberculosis at the age of 44. In addition to novels, Lawrence in his brief life wrote dozens of short stories; vivid and visionary poems; criticism; and several books about his extensive travels. Lawrence's novels were considered revolutionary in their time because of their intimate and unsparing exploration of human life and sexuality. "The Rainbow" was suppressed for indecency in 1915, and "Lady Chatterly's Lover" was banned in 1928.


"For sheer magnificence of writing, Lawrence has surpassed himself...'All of Mexico' is here." - Katherine Anne Porter

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0488
Product attributePublisher:   Girvin Press
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