The White Peacock


Read by Simon Evers

(4.1 stars; 16 reviews)

Lawrence’s first novel is set in Nethermere (his name for the real-life Eastwood in Nottinghamshire). The plot is narrated by Cyril Beardsall and focuses in particular on the relationship of his sister Lettie with two admirers, the more handsome and down to earth George and the more effete gentleman Leslie. She eventually marries Leslie although she is sexually attracted to George. George marries the conventional Meg and both marriages end in unhappiness.
The countryside of the English midlands is beautifully evoked and there is powerful description also of the impact of industrialisation on both town and country. (Summary by Simon Evers)

(12 hr 48 min)

Chapters

Part 1, Chapter 1 22:32 Read by Simon Evers
Part 1, Chapter 2 21:48 Read by Simon Evers
Part 1, Chapter 3 26:31 Read by Simon Evers
Part 1, Chapter 4 29:38 Read by Simon Evers
Part 1, Chapter 5 30:43 Read by Simon Evers
Part 1, Chapter 6 41:38 Read by Simon Evers
Part 1, Chapter 7 41:27 Read by Simon Evers
Part 1, Chapter 8 26:58 Read by Simon Evers
Part 1, Chapter 9 45:46 Read by Simon Evers
Part 2, Chapter 1 50:38 Read by Simon Evers
Part 2, Chapter 2 34:41 Read by Simon Evers
Part 2, Chapter 3 40:31 Read by Simon Evers
Part 2, Chapter 4 31:06 Read by Simon Evers
Part 2, Chapter 5 16:39 Read by Simon Evers
Part 2, Chapter 6 16:17 Read by Simon Evers
Part 2, Chapter 7 32:11 Read by Simon Evers
Part 2, Chapter 8 19:17 Read by Simon Evers
Part 2, Chapter 9 22:14 Read by Simon Evers
Part 3, Chapter 1 31:23 Read by Simon Evers
Part 3, Chapter 2 18:25 Read by Simon Evers
Part 3, Chapter 3 26:59 Read by Simon Evers
Part 3, Chapter 3b 25:07 Read by Simon Evers
Part 3, Chapter 4 28:17 Read by Simon Evers
Part 3, Chapter 5 36:58 Read by Simon Evers
Part 3, Chapter 6 21:02 Read by Simon Evers
Part 3, Chapter 7 29:45 Read by Simon Evers

Reviews

(3 stars)

Lovely narration as always from Evers, however the story never really gathered any momentum, nor showed any purpose or direction.

(3.5 stars)

Interesting story, but I really don't understand the ending.