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The Rocking-Horse Winner Summary
D. H. Lawrence

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The Rocking-Horse Winner Summary

Introduction

D. H. Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse Winner" was first published in 1926 in Harper's Bazaar magazine. It was published again that same year in a collection that was put together by Lady Cynthia Asquith, a friend of Lawrence's. Some critics have argued that the characters in the story are modeled after Asquith and her autistic son. Lawrence's works are known for their explorations of human nature through frank discussions of sex, psychology and religion. Lawrence's later short stories, such as "The Rocking-Horse Winner," display a movement toward tabulation and satire as opposed to his earlier short fiction, which reflected more the traditional nineteenth-century English short story— anecdotal, or tales of adventure. "The Rocking-Horse Winner" is a sardonic tale employing devices of the fairy tale and a mockingly detached tone to moralize on the value of love and the dangers of money. In "The Rocking-Horse Winner" and other later stories, Lawrence moved...

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