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The Virgin and the Gypsy

Written by: D. H. Lawrence
Narrated by: Georgina Sutton
Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins

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In post-war East Midlands, in a home dominated by their difficult grandmother and aunt, Yvette and Lucille are two sisters struggling to bring joy into their lives. Their mother, having run off in a scandal, leaves the two to suffer a dysfunctional family life and oppressive domesticity. But one day, Yvette meets a free-spirited gypsy and his family, awakening her sexual desires and compounding her disenchantment.

Public Domain (P)2011 Naxos AudioBooks

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Georgina Sutton delivers the story of the virgin daughter of a vicar and her fascinating romantic entanglement with a gypsy in East Midlands, England. Set after WWI, the story recounts the events of daily life in the rectory, where all action is stifled by the mores of the day. Sutton flawlessly describes how Yvette, traveling throughout the countryside, comes across a gypsy camp, full of colorful, warm free spirits. One of them in particular catches her eye. Sutton's subtle reading of Lawrence's character studies - especially her portrait of Yvette's longing for love - draws the listener into this story of self-discovery.

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  • eleanor
  • 22-07-18

I literally couldn't listen to this

every time I tried to open this book after chapter 1 it froze up and closed audible down I sent messaged to audible but no response