Sea and Sardinia

Sea and Sardinia

Introduction by: Jill Franks
Editor: Mara Kalnins
Notes by: Jill Franks

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141180762
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


An intriguing account of Sicilian life that reveals as much about the writer as the place, people, and customs it describes

Written after the First World War when he was living in Sicily, Sea and Sardinia records Lawrence’s journey to Sardinia and back in January 1921. It reveals his delighted response to a new landscape and people and his uncanny ability to transmute the spirit of place into literary art. Like his other travel writings the book is also a shrewd inquiry into the political and social values of an era which saw the rise of communism and fascism. This edition restores censored pasages and corrects corrupt textual readings to reveal the book Lawrence himself called “a marvel of veracity.”

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Sea and Sardinia

Sea and Sardinia

D. H. Lawrence, Introduction by: Jill Franks, Editor: Mara Kalnins, Notes by: Jill Franks


Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Iris Murdoch
A. E. W. Mason
Gary Hoppenstand
Elspeth Huxley
James Weldon Johnson

Table of Contents

Sea and SardiniaNote on the Penguin Lawrence Edition
Note on the Text
Advisory Editor’s Note
Sea and Sardinia
Appendix: Maps of Sardinia, Sicily and southern Italy (c. 1921)
Explanatory Notes
Glossary of Italian
Further Reading
PRH Book Clubs Survey