Pronounced obscene when it was first published in 1915, The Rainbow is the epic story of three generations of the Brangwens, a Midlands family. A visionary novel, considered to be one of D. H. Lawrence’s finest, it explores the complex sexual and psychological relationships between men and women in an increasingly industrialized world. Suppressed a month after publication in November 1915, the American publisher made thirteen cuts to the text and rereleased the book. In 1930, the British government considered suppressing a new printing of the title. Now revised to be as close as possible to what Lawrence originally wrote, this new edition of The Rainbow is presented here with revisions in the manuscript and the first edition, so readers can follow the development of the novel and see what effects outside interference may have had.