Viewing Entry - The white peacock (E14231) by Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert)
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The white peacock
Author / Responsible party
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert)
Historical fiction. Bildungsromans. Young men -- Fiction Midlands (England) -- Fiction
Lawrence’s first novel is set in Nethermere (his name for the real-life Eastwood in Nottinghamshire). The plot is narrated by Cyril Beardsall and focuses in particular on the relationship of his sister Lettie with two admirers, the more handsome and down to earth George and the more effete gentleman Leslie. She eventually marries Leslie although she is sexually attracted to George. George marries the conventional Meg and both marriages end in unhappiness.
The countryside of the English midlands is beautifully evoked and there is powerful description also of the impact of industrialisation on both town and country. (Summary by Simon Evers)