Sea and Sardinia, Paperback
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Written after the First World War when he was living in Sicily, Sea and Sardinia records Lawrence's journey to Sardinia and back in January 1921.

It reveals his delighted response to a new landscape and people and his uncanny ability to transmute the spirit of place into literary art.

Like his other travel writings the book is also a shrewd inquiry into the political and social values of an era which saw the rise of communism and fascism.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, maps
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9780141180762



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I was looking for a good description of life in Sardinia in the early 1900's and DH Lawrence was my surprise go to person. He and his wife took a very rustic short tour through the island and the descriptions were fantastic. The differences he describes between Sardinia and the Italian mainland are memorable.

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