Published By : Wordsworth Classics
The novel tells of the relationships of two sisters, Ursula and Gudrun, who live in a Midland colliery town in the years before the First World War. Ursula falls in love with Birkin (a thinly disguised portrait of Lawrence himself) and Gudrun has an intense but tragic affair with Gerald, the son of a local colliery owner.
This book is a sequel to The Rainbow, and contains some of the clearest statements of Lawrence's beliefs. It contains much philosophical discussion and description of the characters' emotional states and unconscious drives, and many of the ideas are expressed through elaborate symbolism.