About this title: The White Peacock, Lawrence's first novel, is a compelling exploration of the estrangements of modern life. Focusing on three relationships, he exploits the language and conventions of the rural tradition to illuminate man's alienation from the natural world. David Bradshaw's innovative Introduction challenges received ideas about the work and reassesses this often underrated novel to show how Lawrence, even in his first work, was already breaking the mold of English fiction.
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