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Plumed Serpent

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ISBN-10: 0521294223

ISBN-13: 9780521294225

Edition: 1987

Authors: D. H. Lawrence, L. D. Clark, M. H. Black, James T. Boulton, Lindeth Vasey

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The Plumed Serpent is set in Mexico in the 1920s, an era of political turmoil, and centres on a revolutionary movement to revive the religion of the ancient Aztecs. The brilliant vision of place, the violent action and the rituals and myth for the new religion all combine to make it one of Lawrence's most vivid novels. The Cambridge edition establishes for the first time a meticulously edited text based on the manuscript, typescript and proof material, nearly all of which survives. Several lengthy passages rejected in the course of composition and here included in the textual apparatus offer a close look at the intricacies of Lawrence's progress toward a final conception of the novel. Full…    
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List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/26/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 620
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

D(avid) H(erbert) Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885. His father was a coal miner and Lawrence grew up in a mining town in England. He always hated the mines, however, and frequently used them in his writing to represent both darkness and industrialism, which he despised because he felt it was scarring the English countryside. Lawrence attended high school and college in Nottingham and, after graduation, became a school teacher in Croyden in 1908. Although his first two novels had been unsuccessful, he turned to writing full time when a serious illness forced him to stop teaching. Lawrence spent much of his adult life abroad in Europe, particularly Italy, where he wrote some of his…    

General editorG++s preface
The Plumed Serpent (Quetzalcoatl)
Explanatory notes
Glossary of selected Spanish terms
Textual apparatus