Beastly Desire: Human/Animal Interactions in Lawrence's Women in Love

Howe, Andrew
September 2002
Papers on Language & Literature;Fall2002, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p429
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Discusses the human and animal interactions of the characters in the novel 'Women in Love,' by D.H. Lawrence. Overview of the sadomastic behavior of the characters; Genre of the novel; Symbolisms of the animal characters.

Tags: ANIMALS in literature;  WOMEN in Love (Book);  LAWRENCE, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930;  CHARACTERS & characteristics in literature


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