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Set in the period leading up to the First World War, 'Sons And Lovers' is the story of the Morels, a working-class family in the Midlands. Gertrude Morel is a possessive mother, whose relationship with her youngest son, Paul, becomes strained when he forms a relationship with Miriam, a shy, intelligent girl.
'Sons And Lovers' is a lyrical novel about transition: from the rural world to the industrial, from one generation to the next, and from childhood to adulthood.