This study provides an entirely new approach to the interpretation of the vision of D.H. Lawrence and necessarily of the various issues born out of creativity involved in the weft of his first important novel, Sons and Lovers (1913). Even by the year 2005, the seventy sixth anniversary of Lawrence’s death, critical views are still in flux; sharply divided especially regarding the nature and effect of his genius. Interest in Lawrence’s novels has continued unabated but so has continued unabated but so has injustice done to him by a host of critics. In view of this disturbing situation an attempt has been made at a straight, reasoned out and crystallized presentation of his basic concepts and fundamental technique in terms of theory and exemplification.
Dr. Dalal builds his points through straight logic and acute analysis. He substantiates his arguments by a close analysis of the text and a self-speaking organization of the relevant critical evidence in the course of seven chapters of the book. The insights he has offered concerning the reinterpretation of the various issues which, put together, constitute the book, draw their sustenance from his wide reading and remarkable organization of critical evidence.