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The Early Married Life of the Morels Summary

Sons and Lovers is D.H. Lawrence's novel about Paul Morel, the son of Gertrude and Walter Morel, and their lives in a mining town in Nottinghamshire, England. Paul is the protagonist of the novel and the story spans the period of his childhood through early adulthood and his futile attempts to escape his mother's obsessive love and find satisfying love with a woman of his choice.

The story begins in a neighborhood called The Bottoms in a mining town in Nottinghamshire, England in the year 1885. The Bottoms is a neighborhood of row houses filled with the miners and their families, including Walter and Gertrude Morel and their children, William and Annie.

Mrs. Morel is thirty-one years old and has been married to Morel, who is thirty-five years old, for eight years. The first six...

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