“Recklessness is almost a man’s revenge on his woman. He feels he is not valued so he will risk destroying himself to deprive her altogether.”
from Sons and Lovers
Initially titled “Paul Morel,” Sons and Lovers, written and published in 1913 and heavily censored, D. H. Lawrence’s third novel, containing many autobiographical details, is considered D. H. Lawrence’s first masterpiece and praised by many critics for its authentic reference to sexuality and industrialization.
In this very novel, D. H. Lawrence wonderfully presents human emotions like faith and hope, hate and love, lust and passion and beautifully expresses the relationship between sons and mothers which might be one of many reasons why the Modern Library stated it ninth on their list of the one hundred best novels of the 20th century