By D. H. Lawrence
In response to the single authoritative surviving manuscript of the 1921 novel, this Cambridge version restores many passages censored from earlier versions in its depiction of Everyman's quest for a significant lifestyles.
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Do you like the soup, Mr. ” Her question abandoned the rest of them. ” He found himself grinning at her. His nervousness had disappeared, and suddenly he had a sense of his own size, his physical strength, his own brains and being.
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Fully set, the table held sixteen; and even though there were only three of them at dinner, Seldon liked the feel of its size and substance. There was much substance, if little taste, all through the dining room, the half-paneled walls, the Victorian bastardization of Queen Anne furÂ�niture, the heavy beams across the ceiling, not even shaken by the earthquake, a curious and uninspiring marriage of Spanish Colonial and Victorian, but neverÂ�theless a solid place of substance. Seldon had built the house for his bride, Mary, who was an Asquith from Boston before her marriage.
Aaron's Rod (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) by D. H. Lawrence