THE ROCKING HORSE WINNER

D H Lawrence

The Rocking Horse Winner is one of Lawrence’s more popular short stories with its mixture of the supernatural and it moral lesson of the corrupting nature of the love of money. It tells the tale about an unlucky English middle-class family. The family’s lifestyle exceeds their income and unspoken anxiety about money forever permeates the household.

Their son Paul has discovered that he has a special gift of being able to predict the winners in a horse race, sometimes at very long odds. Before long, he has turned his pocket money into thousands of pounds.

As the Derby approaches, Paul is determined to learn the winner. Concerned about his health, his mother rushes home from a party and discovers his secret. He has been spending hours riding his rocking horse, sometimes all night long, until he get into a clairvoyant state where he can be sure of the winner’s name.

David Herbert Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter.
He is regarded as one of the most influential writers of the 20th century and published many novels and poetry volumes during his lifetime, including Sons and Lovers and Women in Love and his infamous Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

ISBN 9781911475170 – Paperback – 105 mm x 140 mm – 64 pages
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