The Prussian Officer


Read by Cate Barratt

(4 stars; 9 reviews)

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) (7 hr 31 min)

Chapters

01 - The Prussian Officer, Chapter 1 25:45 Read by Cate Barratt
02 - The Prussian Officer, Chapter 2 18:20 Read by Cate Barratt
03 - The Prussian Officer, Chapters 3 and 4 11:28 Read by Cate Barratt
04 - The Thorn in the Flesh, Chapters 1 and 2 23:32 Read by Cate Barratt
05 - The Thorn in the Flesh, Chapters, 3, 4, 5 and 6 21:50 Read by Cate Barratt
06 - Daughters of the Vicar, Chapters 1 and 2 18:28 Read by Cate Barratt
07 - Daughters of the Vicar, Chapters 3 and 4 16:15 Read by Cate Barratt
08 - Daughters of the Vicar, Chapters 5, 6 and 7 19:51 Read by Cate Barratt
09 - Daughters of the Vicar, Chapters 8 and 9 16:30 Read by Cate Barratt
10 - Daughters of the Vicar, Chapters 10 and 11 18:45 Read by Cate Barratt
11 - Daughters of the Vicar, Chapters 12, 13, 14 and 15 23:35 Read by Cate Barratt
12 - A Fragment of Stained Glass 21:28 Read by Cate Barratt
13 - The Shades of Spring, Chapters 1 and 2 19:11 Read by Cate Barratt
14 - The Shades of Spring, Chapter 3 13:54 Read by Cate Barratt
15 - Second Best 17:14 Read by Cate Barratt
16 - The Shadow in the Rose Garden 26:28 Read by Cate Barratt
17 - Goose Fair 21:02 Read by Cate Barratt
18 - The White Stocking, Chapters 1 and 2 31:30 Read by Cate Barratt
18 - The White Stocking, Chapter 3 13:00 Read by Cate Barratt
20 - A Sick Collier 12:56 Read by Cate Barratt
21 - The Christening 20:05 Read by Cate Barratt
22 - Odour of Chrysanthemums, Chapter 1 15:29 Read by Cate Barratt
23 - Odour of Chrysanthemums, Chapter 2 25:03 Read by Cate Barratt

Reviews

homoeroticism & violence in classic short story


(4 stars)

Lawrence at his urgent and vivid finest. Repressed and agonised feelings an officer has for his handsome young footman turn him into a cruel bully. But the aristocratic arrogance of the Prussian officer knows little of the explosive reaction his oppressive behaviour will provoke. Clearly and well read.

Well read


(5 stars)

Probably written near ww 1 ?