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D.H. Lawrence, The Rainbow

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Transcript of D.H. Lawrence, The Rainbow

D.H. Lawrence,
The Rainbow,

Modes of Time
Historical time (unrepeatable, chronologial, progressive)

Cyclical time (archaic, mythic, repeatable)

Biblical time (forward-looking, orientated to an end, repetitive [signs reappear])
1823-6 - New route for Nottingham canal
1840 - London Midland railway at foot of Ilkeston hill opened
1850? - Tom to Derby grammar school
1862 - Will Brangwen born
1863 - Insurrection in Poland
1867 - Tom marries Lydia
1872 - Anna Brangwen to dame school in Cossethay
1875/6 - Anna to Nottingham High School for Girls founded in 1875
23 December 1882 - Will marries Anna
October / November 1883 - Anna and Will visit Lincoln Cathedral
November / December 1883 - Ursula Brangwen born
Chronology of 'The Rainbow'


Fra Angelico, 'The Last Judgement' c. 1431
'The whole history of the soul of man' - DHL
Obscene Publications Act (1857)
'to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences and into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall.'
And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every creature on earth.
Genesis 10:16

The Rainbow
She walked glorified and the sound of the thrushes, of the trains in the valley, of the far-off faint noises of the town were her 'Magnificat'. DHL, p.
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