The Trespasser

D. H. LAWRENCE (1885 - 1930)


Brief Encounter meets Tristan und Isolde - on the Isle of Wight, under a vast sky florid with stars. The consequence is tragic indeed for one of the parties, Siegmund, when he sacrifices family life for a few days’ transcendent rapture. His lover, the self-contained Helena, is strong enough to bear a return to the scruffy suburbs. Redemption of a kind is granted to the deserted wife, Beatrice. But between these robust Lawrentian women Siegmund is cancelled out. His love-death is no cosmic swoon but a sordid exit in an unkempt box-room.

In this very British romance, there is no earthly escape from outworn attachments and life’s deadening routine... (Summary by Martin Geeson)

Genre(s): Romance, Published 1900 onward

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Chapter 1 Martin Geeson
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Play 02 02 - Chapter 2 Martin Geeson
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Play 03 03 - Chapter 3 Martin Geeson
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Play 04 04 - Chapter 4 Martin Geeson
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Play 05 05 - Chapter 5 Martin Geeson
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Play 06 06 - Chapter 6 Martin Geeson
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Play 07 07 - Chapter 7 Martin Geeson
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Play 08 08 - Chapter 8 Martin Geeson
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Play 09 09 - Chapter 9 Martin Geeson
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Play 10 10 - Chapter 10 Martin Geeson
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Play 11 11 - Chapter 11 Martin Geeson
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Play 12 12 - Chapter 12 Martin Geeson
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Play 13 13 - Chapter 13 Martin Geeson
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Play 14 14 - Chapter 14 Martin Geeson
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Play 15 15 - Chapter 15 Martin Geeson
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Play 16 16 - Chapter 16 Martin Geeson
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Play 17 17 - Chapter 17 Martin Geeson
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Play 18 18 - Chapter 18 Martin Geeson
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Play 19 19 - Chapter 19 Martin Geeson
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Play 20 20 - Chapter 20 Martin Geeson
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Play 21 21 - Chapter 21 Martin Geeson
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Play 22 22 - Chapter 22 Martin Geeson
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Play 23 23 - Chapter 23 Martin Geeson
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Play 24 24 - Chapter 24 Martin Geeson
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Play 25 25 - Chapter 25 Martin Geeson
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Play 26 26 - Chapter 26 Martin Geeson
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Play 27 27 - Chapter 27 Martin Geeson
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Play 28 28 - Chapter 28 Martin Geeson
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Play 29 29 - Chapter 29 Martin Geeson
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Play 30 30 - Chapter 30 Martin Geeson
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Play 31 31 - Chapter 31 Martin Geeson
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