chapter  18
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In Search of Potency: D. H. Lawrence

T o w a r d s the e n d of D . H . L a w r e n c e ' s A a r o n ' s R o d there occurs a

fierce at tack o n s o c i a l i s m . P u b l i s h e d i n 1922 a n d set just after the F i r s t

W o r l d W a r , this n o v e l is about the r e l a t i o n s h i p a n d the fortunes o f

t w o m e n , R a w d o n L i l l y a n d A a r o n S isson. B o t h m e n are aspects o f

L a w r e n c e h imse l f , a n d the n o v e l is a t h i n l y fictionalized ( though not

uncr i t i ca l ) express ion o f L a w r e n c e ' s ideas at this t i m e .