Sons and Lovers (1913) is the semi-autobiographical
story of a young mans struggle for emotional
Trapped in a violent, loveless marriage to a man
she considers socially inferior, Gertrude Morel
devotes herself to her sons, William and Paul.
When William leaves home and subsequently
dies, she pours herself into the relationship with
the younger son. Paul is torn between meeting
Gertrudes demands and reconciling the conflicting
feelings he has for two quite different lovers,
Miriam and Clara.