The widowing of Mrs. Holroyd : a drama in three acts / by D.H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930

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Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930
Coal miners -- Drama; Coal mines and mining - Accidents - Drama.; Drama.
"The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd is one of D. H. Lawrence's most significant early works. Written immediately after Sons and Lovers, the play, Lawrence's first, is the alter ego of the story "Odour of Chrysanthemums" and, like the short story, deals with a catastrophe in the lives of a coal mining family. Drawing upon the intensity of events that unfold in the miner's kitchen, the play explores a marriage bowed under the weight of a husband's drinking and infidelity and peers into the strange, burgeoning relationship between the neglected wife, Mrs. Holroyd, and the young electrician in whom she seeks emotional refuge. First published in 1914, The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd is a bare tracing of the ways in which a marriage has gone wrong. In the end, the play shows how, through certain twists of fate, Mrs. Holroyd's alternative love interest turns out to be almost completely irrelevant."--BOOK JACKET.
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