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Introduced by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. In this notorious late novel, Lawrence's pagan imaginings burgeon. Kate Leslie, an Irish widow touring Mexico, becomes gradually involved with a charismatic leader, and she enters a sexual relationship with his dark henchman. As the two men conspire to revive the old Aztec religion and seize power, Kate is increasingly implicated in their 'blood consciousness', phallic propaganda and right-wing violence. 'The Plumed Serpent' abounds in the "politically incorrect": Lawrence retains his power to shock. As a publisher once said, "Anything to do with D. H. L. is rather dangerous." AUTHOR: D(avid) H(erbert Richards) Lawrence (1885-1930) was an English novelist and poet, whose works were not only controversial during his lifetime, but long after his death. The explicit sexuality of his books, including his most popular work, 'Sons and Lovers', reached a peak with 'Lady Chatterley's Lover', his final book, that was not published in an unexpurgated form in the U.K. until after a court case for obscenity was dismissed, in 1960.
ISBN: 9781853262586 ISBN-10: 1853262587 Series: Wordsworth Classics Audience:
Number Of Pages: 432 Published: 6th September 1995 Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Type: New edition