UNLIMITED Audiobooks and eBooks

Over 40,000 books & works on all major devices

Get ALL YOU CAN for FREE for 30 days!

The Prussian Officer and Other Stories

D. H. Lawrence

Book Overview: 

The collection of short stories – of which The Prussian Officer is one – was Lawrence’s first such book. A German officer and his orderly are the focus of the piece and, while socially the superior of his orderly, the officer demonstrates his is the distinctly baser character.

How does All You Can Books work?

All You Can Books gives you UNLIMITED access to over 40,000 Audiobooks, eBooks, and Foreign Language courses. Download as many audiobooks, ebooks, language audio courses, and language e-workbooks as you want during the FREE trial and it's all yours to keep even if you cancel during the FREE trial. The service works on any major device including computers, smartphones, music players, e-readers, and tablets. You can try the service for FREE for 30 days then it's just $19.99 per month after that. So for the price everyone else charges for just 1 book, we offer you UNLIMITED audio books, e-books and language courses to download and enjoy as you please. No restrictions.

Book Excerpt: 
. . .Occasionally there had been a duel, an outburst before the soldiers. He knew himself to be always on the point of breaking out. But he kept himself hard to the idea of the Service. Whereas the young soldier seemed to live out his warm, full nature, to give it off in his very movements, which had a certain zest, such as wild animals have in free movement. And this irritated the officer more and more.

In spite of himself, the Captain could not regain his neutrality of feeling towards his orderly. Nor could he leave the man alone. In spite of himself, he watched him, gave him sharp orders, tried to take up as much of his time as possible. Sometimes he flew into a rage with the young soldier, and bullied him. Then the orderly shut himself off, as it were out of earshot, and waited, with sullen, flushed face, for the end of the noise. The words never pierced to his intelligence, he made himself, protectively, impervious to the feelings of his master.

He . . . Read More

Community Reviews

This collection of short stories was my first foray into DHL territory, under the guidance of uni, and I actually really enjoyed it. I wasn't sure what to expect as opinion on DHL seems rather polarised into a love/hate type dilemma but, I came away pleasantly surprised by this book. The short story

Very naturalistic atmosphere. Clearly an early work of Lawrence.

Early writings, interesting but inferior to his best. Recommended for the reader interested in the development of a fine writer or the emergence of Lawrence's style; don't miss the introduction by Brian Finney, which gives this book rating its forth star.

One of the best short story collections I have been privileged enough to read. Only a couple of stories fall below the masterful level of the rest. The psychological sprawl of some of his longer novels is cut down, making this an ideal starting point for a curious reader. This volume proves that Law

took a very gay turn which i was not expecting

Only someone with a little cruelty in them could write so vividly about cruelty. It made me shudder. I loved it.

Having read this directly after finishing 'Sons And Lovers', I cannot but view it as an extended remix on many of those themes, with particular emphasis on the sordid lives of working class colliers. Some of these are pretty rough, but there are a few standouts. I particularly like the completely fl

Lawrence just has a way, doesn't he? So many of these are deeply autobiographical, but there's so much within these pages that I don't think he can have lived it all - a good proportion of this collection must be invented, and it's that which I think shows just how powerful an author he is. He doesn

Superb, each is like a shining jewel of literary revelation. Some say that aside from the major works, Lawrence is 'difficult', but I think what's more true is that Lawrence just isn't fashionable these days, and in the major works you simply cannot deny his genius, even if you wanted to, and were i

View More Reviews