Publisher description for The lost girl / D.H. Lawrence ; introduction by Lee Siegel ; notes by Keith Cushman.


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Counter The Lost Girl, D. H. Lawrence’s forgotten novel, is a passionate tale of longing and sexual defiance, of devastation and destitution.

Alvina Houghton, the daughter of a widowed Midlands draper, comes of age just as her father’s business is failing. In a desperate attempt to regain his fortune and secure his daughter’s proper upbringing, James Houghton buys a theater. Among the traveling performers he employs is Ciccio, a sensual Italian who immediately captures Alvina’s attention. Fleeing with him to Naples, she leaves her safe world behind and enters one of sexual awakening, desire, and fleeting freedom.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Young women Fiction, British Italy Fiction, Circus performers Fiction, Midlands (England) Fiction, Naples (Italy) Fiction