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The Trespasser

D. H. Lawrence

Book Overview: 

Brief Encounter meets Tristan and Isolde – on the Isle of Wight, under a vast sky florid with stars. The consequence is tragic indeed for one of the parties, Siegmund, when he sacrifices family life for a few days’ transcendent rapture. His lover, the self-contained Helena, is strong enough to bear a return to the scruffy suburbs. Redemption of a kind is granted to the deserted wife, Beatrice. But between these robust Lawrentian women Siegmund is cancelled out. His love-death is no cosmic swoon but a sordid exit in an unkempt box-room.

In this very British romance, there is no earthly escape from outworn attachments and life’s deadening routine

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Siegmund and Helena, two grains of life in the vast movement, were travelling a moment side by side.

They lay on the beach like a grey and a white sea-bird together. The lazy ships that were idling down the Solent observed the cliffs and the boulders, but Siegmund and Helena were too little. They lay ignored and insignificant, watching through half-closed fingers the diverse caravan of Day go past. They lay with their latticed fingers over their eyes, looking out at the sailing of ships across their vision of blue water.

'Now, that one with the greyish sails—' Siegmund was saying.

'Like a housewife of forty going placidly round with the duster—yes?' interrupted Helena.

'That is a schooner. You see her four sails, and—'

He continued to classify the shipping, until he was interrupted by the wicked laughter of Helena.

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Community Reviews

D.H.Lawrence’s The Trespasser, published, after The White Peacock, in 1912 is very much of its time. Unlike the more famous Lady Chatterley’s Lover, this is a book that might excite the interest of a modern publisher but wouldn’t be actually published. The language, full of deeply poetic angst, is i

The Trespasser by D. H. Lawrence

I’m not sure about the best way to enjoy writing this comment on D.H. Lawrence’s second novel, The Trespasser. With Lawrence it seems to easy to say it is a very fine, intensely wrought novel that presaged even greater work to follow. If you were an editor/publisher a

The ultimate tease. Smack at the beginning, Lawrence tells us the main character will die. Then, he puts him on an island with fast tides, caves that flood, and a young woman who drives him mad with lust. Cold showers won't cure him any more than those swims. Will she give in to him, ever? She loves

Lawrence's second novel is intermittently fascinating. The story of a doomed affair, for me it was let down by the construction, which sags nastily in the middle.
The opening section of the book on the Isle of Wight has some stunning writing - things only Lawrence could come up with - although after

This sophomore novel is a cross between Brief Encounter and Touching from a Distance (the Ian Curtis memoir), exploring a doomed affair between two surprisingly staid characters. The first half has some fine bucolic writing and not much else, the second half kicks into life when Lawrence explores th

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