For Lawrence, sexuality was the most compelling, unconscious, uncontrollable and, therefore, the most interesting aspect of humanity. In Women in Love he explores its nature through the story of the Brangwen sisters - Ursula and Gudrun - and their relationships with Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich. These four clash in thought, passion and belief as they search for a truly complete life.
'His masterpiece... Lawrence compels us to admit that we live less finely than we should.'
Noel Annan, New York Review of Books