Aaron's Rod (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) by D. H. Lawrence

By D. H. Lawrence

According to the one authoritative surviving manuscript of the 1921 novel, this Cambridge variation restores many passages censored from prior variations in its depiction of Everyman's quest for a significant life.

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How are you? " "Of course I do, come on in," Kit said. She was a pretty woman, black-haired and dimple-cheeked, and only slightly older-looking than in the Chronicle's unflattering photo. About thirty-three, Joanna guessed, going into the entrance hall. Its ivory vinyl floor looked as if one of those plastic shields in the commercials had just floated down onto it. Sounds of a baseball game came from the living room. "Herb is inside with Gary Claybrook, " Kit said, closing the front door. " Joanna went to the living-room archway and looked in: Herb and Gary were sitting on a sofa watching a large color TV across the room.

I just came in," she said. " "That's how I feel. They're playing like angels. " "Okay," he said, folding the towel. "Just for a few minutes though. " He slid the towel onto a rod of the rack. "That's why I was looking," he said. " They went out onto the patio. "I was going to tell you," he said as they walked. " She stopped and looked at him. "Too many important things are centered there to just opt out of it," he said. " She said, "How can you join an outdated, oldfashioned-2' "I spoke to some of the men on the train," he said.

Any time," Charmaine said. She leaned to the window. "And look, both of you," she said, "would you do me a favor? Would you read Linda Goodman's Sun Signs? Just read it and see how right she is. They've got it in the Center Pharmacy, in paper. Will you? " They gave in, smiling, and promised they would. " she called, waving to them as they drove away. " "My God, she's beautiful," Joanna said. "Isn't she? Even for these parts, where you've got to admit they look good even if they don't think good.

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