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The Rocking Horse Winner (Travelman Classics) By D.H. Lawrence The Rocking Horse Winner Travelman Classics The Rocking Horse Winner is a short story by D H Lawrence The story describes a young middle class Englishwoman who had no luck Though outwardly successful she is haunted by a sense of failure her hu

  • Title: The Rocking Horse Winner (Travelman Classics)
  • Author: D.H. Lawrence
  • ISBN: 9781860920073
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • The Rocking Horse Winner (Travelman Classics) By D.H. Lawrence The Rocking Horse Winner is a short story by D H Lawrence The story describes a young middle class Englishwoman who had no luck Though outwardly successful, she is haunted by a sense of failure her husband is a ne er do well and her work as a commercial artist doesn t earn as much as she d like The family s lifestyle exceeds its income and unspoken anxiety about mThe Rocking Horse Winner is a short story by D H Lawrence The story describes a young middle class Englishwoman who had no luck Though outwardly successful, she is haunted by a sense of failure her husband is a ne er do well and her work as a commercial artist doesn t earn as much as she d like The family s lifestyle exceeds its income and unspoken anxiety about money permeates the household Her children, a son Paul and his two sisters, sense this anxiety over, the kids even claim they can hear the house whispering There must be money Paul tells his Uncle Oscar Cresswell about betting on horse races with Bassett, the gardener He s been placing bets using his pocket money and has won and saved three hundred twenty pounds Sometimes he says he is sure of a winner for an upcoming race, and the horses he names do in fact win, sometimes at remarkable odds Uncle Oscar and Bassett both place large bets on the horses Paul names After further winning, Paul and Oscar arrange to give the mother a gift of five thousand pounds, but the gift only lets her spend Disappointed, Paul tries harder than ever to be lucky As the Derby approaches, Paul is determined to learn the winner Concerned about his health, his mother rushes home from a party and discovers his secret He has been spending hours riding his rocking horse, sometimes all night long, until he gets there, into a clairvoyant state where he can be sure of the winner s na
    The Rocking Horse Winner (Travelman Classics) By D.H. Lawrence

    The Rocking Horse Winner The Rocking Horse Winner Nov , A young boy receives a rocking horse for Christmas and soon learns that he is able to pick the winning horse at the races Director Anthony Pelissier as Anthony Plissier The Rocking Horse Winner Summary Analysis LitCharts A rocking horse is a toy for a young child, and on one level it symbolizes Paul s unwillingness to grow up, and his need to be constantly be seeking his mother s approval In Freudian psychoanalysis, dreaming about riding a horse is symbolic of sexual intercourse, and some interpretations of the story have seen Paul s rocking Rocking Horse Community Health Center Complete Health At Rocking Horse Community Health Center we provide complete health and wellness services to take care of you, your family and everyone in our community We offer medical, dental, behavioral health,

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    1. Cecily on said:

      The opening words sound like a fairy story, There was a woman who was beautiful, who started with all the advantages, yet she had no luck But it is immediately clear that this is Grimm than Disney She married for love, and the love turned to dust She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them It was intended to be a ghost story, but there are no ghosts just supernatural voices and premonitions, and the metaphorical ghost of an off stage, useless [...]

    2. Duane on said:

      A haunting story that sent a shudder through me at the end This would have made a perfect episode of the old TV series The Twilight Zone Nevertheless, it was a first class fun read.

    3. Dustin on said:

      D.H Lawrence s 1926 classic short story, The Rocking Horse Winner pulls at your heartstrings from the get go and refuses to let go until its tragic culmination As seen below, the opening paragraph does than make for an emotional first impression, Lawrence s impressive and somehow beautiful prose sucks you in immediately, making it impossible to put down There was a woman who was beautiful, who started with all the advantages, yet she had no luck She married for love, and the love turned to dust [...]

    4. Petra X on said:

      I read this on audio I m getting used to the medium and can see that the acting ability of the narrator is what makes all the difference More difference that the actual text written by the author This narrator, a woman, chose to give the little boy a thin, reedy voice, almost laughable, but written, I could see that this had considerably greater depth.No matter what I read and hear, I have to say that still to me listening to an audio book is entirely synonymous to listening to a radio play and [...]

    5. Kels on said:

      Let me just start off by saying that I m fiercely unafraid of criticizing and rejecting a classic I m not all that impressed by antiquity, nor do I feel the need to rate something highly just because it is a lauded piece of literature So now that we have gotten that out the way, I must say that The Rocking Horse Winner is a lackluster tale, akin to a fable, that blatantly and obtrusively tries to weave in morality within its plot with all the elegance of a T Rex trying to make up a bed just pic [...]

    6. Shayantani Das on said:

      A short story rendered to perfection It s about how a parent s greed and dissatisfaction can affect their children and rob them of their innocence Lots of symbolism in the story and I really liked it.

    7. Bruce on said:

      Paul, the son of a loveless mother who is never satisfied with her lot, who considers herself unlucky because she hasn t money, obsesses about how he might help her be lucky, happy, and the home serene At first he tries to ask her what being lucky means, and the only answer he receives is that people who are lucky have money But no amount of money would ever be enough for her, that seems certain.Nonetheless, Paul, by riding his rocking horse to the point of frenzy, seems to have developed the u [...]

    8. Rhonda on said:

      This remains my favorite short story of all time In that I will follow my dictum of when I was 15 and suggest that writing about it would damage the beauty of it My English teachers were not impressed by my appeal to aesthetics.This story is about how greed overwhelms and isolates and alienates us from what is truly valuable in life, a constant theme within Lawrence The topic is treated masterfully and the end is tragic To me this wonderful story will always be hauntingly beautiful with a moral [...]

    9. Perla on said:

      A short story about a boy and his quest to be lucky The boy knows that his family is struggling with money and he asks his mother how other people have than they do She says that some people are simply lucky than others, and that their father was in fact, very unlucky The boy begins searching for luck, and finds it while he s riding his rocking horse Through some unknown force, the boy is able to predict the winner of the next horse race, after riding his rocking horse The story ends with the [...]

    10. Kayla on said:

      I studied D.H Lawrence s The Rocking Horse Winner in my creative writing class some time ago and it has always been a piece of his work that I greatly admire The story appears to be very average on a surface level, but upon analyzing the many different possible interpretations that can be drawn from it, one begins to respect the amount of thought that was put into its conception Needless to say to those who have read The Rocking Horse Winner, Freud would have a field day with this Symbolism is s [...]

    11. Laura on said:

      You may read online here.Opening lines There was a woman who was beautiful, who started with all the advantages, yet she had no luck She married for love, and the love turned to dust She had bonny children, yet she felt they had been thrust upon her, and she could not love them.

    12. ELIZABETH-ANNE on said:

      I must have been around 12 when I read this story and I remember it blowing my mind I have not read it since, and while knowing practically nothing about psychology then, even though as an adult I went into social work, it is a great story with some psy elements and a certain creepiness about it Time to re discover it after over 40 years.A

    13. Helga on said:

      This is a tragic story about how humans are never satisfied with what they have and enough is never enough for them The story is so strong and real, it makes you take a good look at the things you value in your life and ask yourself are they worth the sacrifices you make to gain them.You can read the short story here classicshorts stories

    14. Ken Moten on said:

      You know I don t regularly recommend music with my book reviews but Led Zeppelin s Stairway To Heaven seems almost scarily appropriate here and I will offer it in place of my usual opening quote This story highlights the sometimes sad circumstance that can happen when a child feels or is forced to feel be obligated for the well being of his her family In this case the child without the knowledge of his mom feels called to this to relieve the hard circumstance of his family and it ends in the way [...]

    15. Capsguy on said:

      Prime example of how a short story can be done to perfection Not a single word wasted.

    16. Laurajean on said:

      This story continues to haunt me Sometimes when I m paying bills, I can hear myself chanting There must be money There must be money.

    17. Len Evans Jr on said:

      Read this back when I was in college for an English Lit Class and totally loved it Master Painting Room has stuck in my head ever since Not that I need a special room for my Master Painting LOL

    18. Brennan Wieland on said:

      A short story about a boy and his quest to be lucky The boy knows that his family is struggling with money and he asks his mother how other people have than they do She says that some people are simply lucky than others, and that their father was in fact, very unlucky The boy begins searching for luck, and finds it while he s riding his rocking horse Through some unknown force, the boy is able to predict the winner of the next horse race, after riding his rocking horse The story ends with the [...]

    19. Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly on said:

      A young boy dead by the end of the story , in a family with a tragic pretentions on wealth, discovered that by riding his rocking horse toy he could sometimes predict the winner of horse races.I read it several times, what the boy s uncle his mother s brother told his mother after he the boy had died yet I could not get its meaning The uncle told the boy s mother My God, Hester, you re eighty odd thousand to the good, and a poor devil of a son to the bad But, poor devil, poor devil, he s best go [...]

    20. Menna Kh. on said:

      One of the best short stories ever Very beautifully written.This is a comfortably uncomfortable story about how a deadly sin could drive a boy madOOOORE MOOOOOREI m not going to say , you have to read it

    21. Greg on said:

      One of the great short stories of all time A must for all readers, especially those who haven t latched on to the short story genre Sometimes a short story can stick with you far longer than a full length novel.

    22. Matthew Ledrew on said:

      D.H Lawrence s The Rocking Horse Winner is a story about family dynamics that poses a tough critique of several relevant social ills Paul s growing addiction to gambling is fuelled by his uncle s excitement and a desire for his mother s love Paul s family experience, one drenched in neglect, addictive personalities and despair, directly results in his death Paul s oedipal complex with his emotionally closed off mother, the absence of his father as a strong figure in his life, and his uncle Oscar [...]

    23. Navy heart HamlinNBCT on said:

      A banned author is good company to keep Banning rebels of Modern realism is as bad as stifling the freedom to speak or the right to criticise a movie or actor And how many critics would be unemployed if such nonsense was acceptable As for D.H Lawrence his critical examination of families who live beyond their means touches a nerve I work in a State dependent upon a casino s revenue and never take the Casino s generosity for granted Juxtaposing New England now against England s Upper Middle class [...]

    24. Tiny Mendoza on said:

      Fucking browser suddenly refreshed sending my almost finished review to fucking nowhere.Is it the instinct of an offspring to help his her parents in any way that he she can The story is about a boy named Paul, who has a mother that claimed herself to be unlucky because her husband is one explaining that that is the reason why they are poor The boy noticed that his family needed money and it seemed to him that the house whispers it all the time He owns a rocking horse, and when he rode it for a [...]

    25. Katy on said:

      This story is so sad It s so heavily laden with greed that it makes me sick The mother and father destroy their marriage, their home and their children with their greed The oldest, a boy, sets out to prove to his mother that he is lucky because, to her, luck means you can always get money As the house whispers, There must be money the boy named Paul continues to do what he can to become lucky never telling his mother his secret Sometimes he is sure about the winning horse in the races This is [...]

    26. L Brauer on said:

      Read this in grammar school which was Catholic private shcool which considering that most books by DH Lawrence were banned in Boston was very surprising when I think back now But, the story has a classic theme and moral to it, so that is why it passed the nun test I guess When I was very young I found and still find the story fascinating I love D.H Lawrence s poetry and well Lady Chatterlywas one of the first dirty books I ever read.LOL

    27. Crystal on said:

      In this short story, Lawrence examines the impact of greed on a family Of course, as is usual for Lawrence, there is the underlying sexual overtones with the rocking horse and Paul s desire to keep the horse even though he is well beyond the age where playing with on such a toy is appropriate A very sad little story on a superficial level, and a tale with darker implications at a closer reading.

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