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The Rainbow (Version 2)

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D. H. Lawrence


Briefly appearing in 1915, then banned and taken out of circulation for its adult treatment of sexuality, Lawrence's visionary novel The Rai…

Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life (Version 2)

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell


"Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life" was Mrs Gaskell's first full-length novel. It was published anonymously in that tumultuou…

Sons and Lovers (Version 2)

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D. H. Lawrence


Lawrence summarised the plot of Sons and Lovers in a letter to Edward Garnett in 1912: “It follows this idea: a woman of character and refi…

The Lost Girl

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D. H. Lawrence


"There is no mistake about it, Alvina was a lost girl. She was cut off from everything she belonged to." In this most under-value…

Havelok the Dane: A Legend of Old Grimsby and Lincoln

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Charles Watts Whistler


Troy, Athens, Rome... each has its founding legend. So too does the Lincolnshire town of Grimsby, once the largest fishing port in the world…

The Absence and Return of Mr. Harry Chatteris

In The Sea Lady

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H. G. Wells


The Sea Lady is a novel written by H. G. Wells. It was serialized from July to December 1901 in Pearson's Magazine before being published by…

First Scene - The Summer House - Chapter the Third

In Man and Wife

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Wilkie Collins


This 1870 novel by Wilkie Collins centers around a peculiarity of Scottish law of that time, according to which any man and woman 'who were …