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Written during the winter of 1929-30 and his last major work, Apocalypse is Lawrence's radical criticism of the political, religious and social structures that have shaped Western civilization. In his view the perpetual conflict within man, in which emotion, instinct and the senses vie with the intellect and reason, has resulted in society's increasing alienation from the natural world. Yet Lawrence's belief in humanity's power to regain the imaginative and spiritual values which alone can revitalize our world also makes Apocalypse a powerful statement of hope. Presenting his thoughts on psychology, science, politics, art, God and man, and including a fierce protest against Christianity, Apocalypse is Lawrence's last testament, his final attempt to convey his vision of man and of the cosmos.

Synopsis:

Contains a fierce protest against Christianity, holding it responsible for both the dehumanizing of men and women and the self-glorification of the weak that has brought about "the reign of the pseudo-humble". It also argues against the importance given to all things scientific.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-[226]).

About the Author

The son of a miner, the prolific novelist, poet, and travel writer David Herbert Lawrence was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, in 1885. He attended Nottingham University and found employment as a schoolteacher. His first novel, The White Peacock, was published in 1911, the same year his beloved mother died and he quit teaching after contracting pneumonia. The next year Lawrence published Sons and Lovers and ran off to Germany with Frieda Weekley, his former tutor’s wife. His masterpieces The Rainbow and Women in Love were completed in quick succession, but the first was suppressed as indecent and the second was not published until 1920. Lawrence’s lyrical writings challenged convention, promoting a return to an ideal of nature where sex is seen as a sacrament. In 1928 Lawrence’s final novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, was banned in England and the United States for indecency. He died of tuberculosis in 1930 in Venice.

Table of Contents

Apocalypse Note on the Penguin Lawrence Edition

Chronology

Introduction

Note on the Texts

Advisory Editor's Note

A Review of The Book of Revelation by Dr. John Oman

Introduction to The Dragon of the Apocalypse by Frederick Carter

Apocalypse

Appendixes

I. Apocalypse, Fragment I

II. Apocalypse, Fragment II

III. Apocalypsis II

Explanatory Notes

Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140187816
Editor:
Kalnins, Mara
Author:
Kalnins, Mara
Author:
Lawrence, D.H.
Author:
Aldington, Richard
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Bible - Study - New Testament
Subject:
Bible - Prophecies
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Biblical Studies - New Testament
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Series Volume:
no. 35
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.79x5.11x.59 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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