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The Rocking-Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence

The Rocking-Horse Winner (original 1933; edition 2010)

by D. H. Lawrence

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Title:The Rocking-Horse Winner
Authors:D. H. Lawrence (Author)
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Tags:fantasy, literature, greed

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The Rocking-Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence (1933)



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“The Rocking Horse Winner” is a story about a middle-aged woman with no “luck” who has a habit of spending more than her husband is willing to make. She worries constantly about money, so much so that her son, Paul, begins to get involved with horse betting with the gardener, Bassett. He tells his Uncle Oscar about it and gives his mother 5000 pounds to spend. Disappointed when she demands more money, he tries harder to pull in a large income to support her. At the end, it is revealed that Paul rocks on his rocking horse until he reaches a clairvoyant state that allows him to see the name of the winning horse. Shortly after learning this fact, his mother watches him die. ( )
  Kayla.Krantz | Jun 18, 2016 |
Nice short story. Ending was odd and unexpected and felt like an "I have to end this." The child was more adult than the adults.
1 vote iamagirldork | Sep 20, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0895987619, Paperback)

"Dramascripts" are intended for use in secondary schools, amateur theatrical groups and youth clubs. This play is an adaptation of D.H.Lawrence's "The Rocking-Horse Winner", a moving short story which deals with greed and the dangers of outright materialism.

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A young boy growing up in a household where there is no love, no luck, and always a shortage of money, develops an uncanny ability to pick horse-race winners whenever he obsessively rides his wooden rocking-horse. Includes an analysis of the story and a biography of the author.… (more)

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