Since the appearance of Mr. Noon, Quetzalcoatl has been the only full-length work by Lawrence to remain unpublished. This fascinating novel, with meticulous editing and an illuminating introduction by Louis Martz, is now presented to readers of Lawrence for the first time.
—L.D. Clark, Editor of the Cambridge Edition of The Plumed Serpent

Quetzalcoatl

Fiction by D. H. Lawrence

Now available for the first time as a paperbook, Quetzalcoatl is D.H. Lawrence’s last “unpublished manuscript” and the early version of D.H. Lawrence’s great Mexican novel, The Plumed Serpent. Kate Burns is the widow of a failed Irish patriot, strong-minded and independent, who unlike the heroine of The Plumed Serpent, refuses to simply join the Mexican revolutionary movement based on a revival of the Aztec gods. Quetzalcoatl is arguably one of Lawrence’s most feminist works: the rise of a revolution filtered through the consciousness of a woman of tremendous individuality. This edition includes an illuminating introduction and textual commentary by Sterling Professor of English at Yale, Louis Martz. “The Plumed Serpent,” Martz says, “may be judged a success wtihin its own mode of existence. For a different sort of novel, we may turn now to Quetzalcoatl.”

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Paperback (published May 1, 1998)

ISBN
9780811213851
Price US
14.95
Page Count
368

D. H. Lawrence

Author of Lady Chatterly’s Lover and Quetzalcoatl

Since the appearance of Mr. Noon, Quetzalcoatl has been the only full-length work by Lawrence to remain unpublished. This fascinating novel, with meticulous editing and an illuminating introduction by Louis Martz, is now presented to readers of Lawrence for the first time.
—L.D. Clark, Editor of the Cambridge Edition of The Plumed Serpent