The story of awakening sexuality Having lived at Marsh Farm for many years, the
Brangwen family are self-sufficient – a stable element in their community.
Charting their history over three generations, the story moves in on the life of
Ursula Brangwen. Ursula’s passions – for her schoolmistress, Winifred, and for
Anton, the son of a Polish émigré – engender bitter conflicts as developing
aspirations are confronted with the moralities of a rapidly changing world.
Man’s progress from childhood to maturity is set against the forces of an
increasingly urbanised society – but in the vision of the rainbow a promise of
hope is kept alive. The most