The 100 best novels no 43 the rainbow by dh lawrence 1915 the rainbow is perhaps dh lawrences finest work showing him for the radical protean thoroughly modern writer he was robert mccrum . In 1915 lawrences frank representation of sexuality in the rainbow caused a furore and the novel was seized by the police and banned almost as soon as it was published today it is recognised as one of the classic english novels of the twentieth century. The rainbow is a 1915 novel by british author d h lawrence it follows three generations of the brangwen family living in nottinghamshire particularly focusing on the individuals struggle to growth and fulfilment within the confining strictures of english social life. The rainbow wordsworth classics has 17171 ratings and 645 reviews this dh lawrence novel published in 1915 was almost immediately banned as obscene and the first printing of over 1000 copies were seized and burned the rainbow is a real beauty in the world of literature flag 7 likes like see review mar 23 2017
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