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The White Peacock is the first novel by D. H. Lawrence, published in 1911, though with 1910 on the title page. Lawrence started the novel in 1906 and then rewrote it three times. The early versions had the working title of Laetitia. Maurice Greiffenhagen's 1891 painting "An Idyll" inspired the novel.
- David Herbert Lawrence
The white peacock is a symbol of beauty, grace, and purity. In D.H. Lawrence’s masterpiece, the white peacock represents the elusive and enigmatic nature of beauty. The white peacock is a rare and exotic bird that is often associated with royalty and nobility.
3.41. 562 ratings68 reviews. Written in 1908, this is Lawrence's first novel and one that he found himself compelled to write and rewrite, to pour himself into, in order to prove himself to himself. Begun when he was 21 and published in 1911, it shows many of Lawrence's major themes.
An elder brother, William, who dies young, parallels Lawrence’s brother Ernest, who met an early death. In the novel, the mother turns to her elder son William for emotional fulfillment in place of his father. This section of the original manuscript was much reduced by Garnett before publication.
13 de jan. de 2012 · The mist crept over the gorse-bushes, and the webs on the brambles were white;—the devil throws his net over the blackberries as soon as September’s back is turned, they say. “I saw two fellows go by with bags and nets,” said George, as we sat looking out of his little shelter.
18 de dez. de 2023 · The all-white color of a peacock is a trait of beauty among a species of beautiful birds. A white version of an animal can be found in nearly any species, but the white peacock is not an albino. The impressive white train of a peacock is a white version of their colorful counterpart.