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The Rocking-Horse Winner (Tale Blazers: British Literature)

4.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0895987617
ISBN-10: 0895987619
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Editorial Reviews

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.,."a great resource for teaching the older British writers." -- J.M. Soling

About the Author

D. H. Lawrence (1885 1930), English novelist, poet, short-story writer, and essayist who profoundly influenced modern English fiction.
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Product Details

  • Series: Tale Blazers: British Literature
  • Paperback: 43 pages
  • Publisher: Perfection Learning (January 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895987619
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895987617
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,990,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I think the author could be making a whole lot more money charging two dollars for this story to be read in someone's Kindle Reader. I was surprised to see the book was so skinny, until I read some of the spec's that amazon has for it. Only 43 pages. That is only pamphlet or brochure size. Will it won't take me long to read this skinny little booklet. Also it is easy to pack in a purse or other small bag. I have thoroughly enjoyed the movie version with John Howard Davies and I'll enjoy the book to.
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By AR on January 19, 2008
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What D.H. Lawrence did so well in this short story was how he fully depicts the potent yet unverbalized influences on the psyche of the boy, as well as the subsequent changes in his feeling and behavior. If I were asked to explain the story to a third person, I would say, "Read it!"
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I think everyone should read this, especially if you are one of those who always say you never have enough..... If you have never read D. H. Lawrence you are missing some wonderful literature....
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The Rocking Horse Winner is truly a tragic tale about a boy whose golden heart and gift for clairvoyance ultimately led to his demise, because of excessive, counter-productive greed and confusion besetting his mother, who adhered to a misunderstanding of the application of motivational greed, as opposed to an unbalanced obsession. Love and luck were equated according to the amount of money in the coffers.

By a series of prognostications, the boy did bring the precious cash forth, all the while rocking violently on his magical rocking horse, which was actually a tool of meditation and focus for him to foresee the winning horse in the day's race. He was eventually driven insane by the adolt's pre-occupation until his demise.

Ironically, in one scene, his mother admonished him to cast away his childish ways, when she herself did not realize her own compulsion.
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