By D. H. Lawrence
In keeping with the one authoritative surviving manuscript of the 1921 novel, this Cambridge version restores many passages censored from past versions in its depiction of Everyman's quest for a significant life.
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Her presence pressing against him seemed so natural and sisterly he failed to lift, whereas even Angela's foot on his instep was enough, and he wondered, half-crushed beneath the span of sky and treetops and birdsong, which he truly loved. Before their affair, he had ignored Georgene. She had been hidden from him by his contempt for her husband. His, and Angela's, dislike of Freddy Thorne had been immediate, though 50 COUPLES in their first years in Tarbox the Thornes as a couple had rather courted them.
Now, herself married, milder and less mathematical in her self-analyses, she wondered if the sadness, the something broken and uncompleted in her upbringing, was not older than the war and belonged to the Depression, whose shadowy air of magnificent impotence, of trolley cars and sinusitis, still haunted the official mausoleums of Washington when she visited her mother. Perhaps the trouble had merely been that her mother, though shrewd and once pretty, had not been a gentlewoman, but a Maryland grocer's daughter.
He has a lovely wife," Roger said. "She is lovely," Bea Guerin called. "So serene. I envy the wonderful way she moves. " "I don't know," Georgene Thorne said, "that she's so perfect. " "She gives him social aplomb," Harold said. Freddy said, "I bet she even gives him a bang now and then. She's human. Hell, everybody's human. " "You heard Roger describe the way he builds. He's anally neat. " "But I go to church. " Foxy guessed he meant that she was the fourth most neurotic person in COUPLES town, behind the fire chief, the Dutch contractor, and the lady doomed to be crushed by magazines.
Aaron's Rod (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) by D. H. Lawrence