Aaron's Rod

D. H. LAWRENCE (1885 - 1930)

Flutist Aaron Sisson is caught up in the aftermath of WWI. A lost soul, he attempts to find himself in the comfort of bar-room talk and alcohol and a woman. Moving on, he spends time with a mining executive's relatives. But he finds the family a stuffy middle-class lot, bored with each other and themselves. He leaves his wife and children and strikes out for the open road. During a playing engagement at an opera performance, he reunites with the mining executive's family. Talk is of love and war, none of it very satisfying to anyone. At dinner with one of the women, Aaron reveals that he is indifferent to most things in life and just wants to be left alone. So it goes with this lost soul among lost souls. One wonders how he will ever find himself or happiness. - Summary by Bill Boerst

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1, Part A - The Blue Ball Bill Boerst
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Play 02 Chapter 1, Part B - The Blue Ball Bill Boerst
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Play 03 Chapter 2 - Royal Oak Bill Boerst
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Play 04 Chapter 3, Part A - The Lighted Tree Bill Boerst
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Play 05 Chapter 3, Part B - The Lighted Tree Bill Boerst
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Play 06 Chapter 4 - The Pillar of Salt Bill Boerst
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Play 07 Chapter 5 - At the Opera Bill Boerst
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Play 08 Chapter 6 - Talk Bill Boerst
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Play 09 Chapter 7 - The Dark Square Garden Bill Boerst
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Play 10 Chapter 8, Part A - A Punch in the Wind Bill Boerst
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Play 11 Chapter 8, Part B - A Punch in the Wind Bill Boerst
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Play 12 Chapter 9, Part A - Low-Water Mark Bill Boerst
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Play 13 Chapter 9, Part B - Low-Water Mark Bill Boerst
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Play 14 Chapter 10, Part A - The War Again Bill Boerst
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Play 15 Chapter 10, Part B - The War Again Bill Boerst
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Play 16 Chapter 11 - More Pillar of Salt Bill Boerst
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Play 17 Chapter 12, Part A - Novarra Bill Boerst
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Play 18 Chapter 12, Part B - Novarra Bill Boerst
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Play 19 Chapter 12, Part C - Novarra Bill Boerst
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Play 20 Chapter 13, Part A - Wie Es Ihnen Gefaellt Bill Boerst
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Play 21 Chapter 13, Part B - Wie Es Ihnen Gefaellt Bill Boerst
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Play 22 Chapter 13, Part C - Wie Es Ihnen Gefaellt Bill Boerst
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Play 23 Chapter 14, Part A - 20 Settembre Bill Boerst
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Play 24 Chapter 14, Part B - 20 Settembre Bill Boerst
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Play 25 Chapter 15, Part A - A Railway Journey Bill Boerst
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Play 26 Chapter 15, Part B - A Railway Journey Bill Boerst
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Play 27 Chapter 16, Part A - Florence Bill Boerst
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Play 28 Chapter 16, Part B - Florence Bill Boerst
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Play 29 Chapter 16, Part C - Florence Bill Boerst
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Play 30 Chapter 17, Part A - High Up Over the Cathedral Square Bill Boerst
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Play 31 Chapter 17, Part B - High Up Over the Cathedral Square Bill Boerst
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Play 32 Chapter 18, Part A - The Marchesa Bill Boerst
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Play 33 Chapter 18, Part B - The Marchesa Bill Boerst
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Play 34 Chapter 19 - Cleopatra, but Not Anthony Bill Boerst
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Play 35 Chapter 20, Part A - The Broken Rod Bill Boerst
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Play 36 Chapter 20, Part B - The Broken Rod Bill Boerst
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Play 37 Chapter 21, Part A - Words KHand
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Play 38 Chapter 21, Part B - Words KHand
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