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The Rocking Horse Winner & Other Stories


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D. H. Lawrence

“ [D.H. Lawrence] was a genius; he is at the heart of English literature;... pick up a Lawrence tale and the old magic begins working." DORIS LESSING, THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS

In one of Lawrence’s most popular short stories, elements of the supernatural are used to tell a parable about the corrupting effects of love of money.

An unspoken anxiety about money permeates the home of an unlucky middle-class family whose lifestyle exceeds their income. When Paul, the very young son of the household, discovers he has the gift of clairvoyance, he begins predicting the winners of the horse races. Before long, he has turned his pocket money into thousands of pounds; yet the family’s misfortunes are fated to continue …

DAVID HERBERT RICHARDS LAWRENCE (1885–1930) was an English writer and literary critic. He published novels, short stories, essays, travel books, poems and plays. Born poor in a mining town in Nottinghamshire, he began to write in 1905 and became one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century.

ISBN 9781911475170 – Paperback – 110 mm x 140 mm – 80 pages
 – £2.99

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