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The Prussian Officer and Other Stories

The Prussian Officer and Other Stories by D. H. Lawrence
By: (1885-1930)

The Prussian Officer and Other Stories by D. H. Lawrence is a collection of short stories that delve into the complexities of human relationships and the hidden desires that drive people to act in unexpected ways. Lawrence's vivid descriptions and keen insights into human nature make each story a captivating exploration of the darker side of human emotions.

One of the standout stories in this collection is "The Prussian Officer," a disturbing tale of a soldier's descent into madness and violence. The tension and unease in this story are palpable, and Lawrence's masterful prose keeps the reader on edge until the very end. Another highlight is "The White Stocking," which tells the story of a lavish affair between a young woman and a married man, with tragic consequences.

Overall, The Prussian Officer and Other Stories is a thought-provoking collection that showcases Lawrence's talent for delving into the deepest corners of the human psyche. The stories are rich in symbolism and complexity, offering a unique and haunting glimpse into the human condition. This collection is a must-read for fans of classic literature and those who enjoy exploring the darker side of human nature.

Book Description:

The collection of short stories – of which The Prussian Officer is one – was Lawrence’s first such book. A German officer and his orderly are the focus of the piece and, while socially the superior of his orderly, the officer demonstrates his is the distinctly baser character. (Introduction by Cathy Barratt)

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