Annotated Bibliography

“The Rocking-Horse Winner.” Short Stories for Students. Ed. Kathleen Wilson. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 1997. 230-244. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 22 July 2011.

In this work the author is describing the story and talking about Lawrence’s work. Giving a summary of the story which helps the reader understand it better. The author is saying how the mother is always wanting money and how Paul is determined to help his mother out but in silence.

Gillett, Philip. “The Rocking Horse Winner.” The Cinema of Britain and Ireland. Ed. Brian McFarlane. London: Wallflower Press, 2005. 75-82. Rpt. in Short Story Criticism. Ed. Jelena O. Krstovic. Vol. 149. Detroit: Gale, 2011. Literature Resources from Gale. Web.

In this work Gillett is referring to the movie, which is very helpful because it’s describing the different tones and music used. This helps me imagine the movie and how it is. He is explaining how at the begging the tone is ironic and goes on to explaining the fairy tale liked story.

Bentley, Greg. “Hester and the homo-social order: an uncanny search for subjectivity in D. H. Lawrence’s ‘The Rocking-Horse Winner’.” D.H. Lawrence Review 34-35 (2010): 55+. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 22 July 2011.

Bentley discusses how the mother of the child has male characteristics. She wants to have unconditional power, privilege, and wholeness. At this time women when more of the house wife and mother. He explains how she doesn’t have the attributes of a mother like nurturing. She would always negate her motherly feelings.

Piedmont-Marton, Elisabeth. “An overview of ‘The Rocking-Horse Winner,’.” Short Stories for Students. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 22 July 2011.

In this work Piedmont is talking about if the story was fancy or imagination. She explains the different meanings of things for example how the “horse” doesn’t have a name because it is a nonentity, a substitute. Piedmont explains how the parents want more and more money, how there on a “rocking horse” too they have no names either.

Teisch, Jessica. “D. H. Lawrence.” Bookmarks Mar.-Apr. 2008: 22+. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 2 Aug. 2011.

Teisch is talking about Lawrence’s difference works and novels. She writes about how Lawrence’s novels where to explicit and how some of them were criticized. She explains his major works and sexual politics. Teisch also talks about how sexuality was viewed back in the 20th century in England.

“The Rocking-Horse Winner Study Guide – D. H. Lawrence –” ENotes – Literature Study Guides, Lesson Plans, and More. Web. 22 July 2011.

This is giving a brief summary of the movie and article. Its pointing out how its fantasy and how Paul wanted to be good for his mother so she can love him.

“The Rocking-Horse Winner- by D.H. Lawrence.” JGHawaii Publishing Co. , Ready to Go Ebooks. Web. 10 Aug. 2011. <;

Website who provided full text of the short story.


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