The Rainbow

The Rainbow

Cambridge Lawrence Edition

Editor: Mark Kinkead-Weekes
Editor: Anne Fernihough

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141441382
  • 528 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


Set in the rural midlands of England, The Rainbow revolves around three generations of the Brangwen family over a period of more than sixty years, setting them against the emergence of modern England. When Tom Brangwen marries a Polish widow and adopts her daughter as his own, he is unprepared for the conflict and passion that erupt. Suffused with biblical imagery, The Rainbow addresses searching human issues in a setting of precise and vivid detail.

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