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The Rocking-Horse Winner

“The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence, was written in 1926.  This is a short story about a boy’s gift for choosing the winners in horse races.  It is also the tale of a boy whose family is always short of money.  His mother is incapable of showing love and is obsessed with the status that material wealth can provide. The boy is aware of his mother’s desire for money and he is motivated to take action.  This story explores materialism in modern society. 

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Rocking-Horse Winner
  • D H Lawrence

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PR6023

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Black, Michael H. D.H. Lawrence, the early fiction: a commentary. 1986.

                     Call Number: PR6023 .A93 Z568 1986

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.).  D.H. Lawrence. 2001.

                    Call Number:  PR6023 .A93 Z62337 2001

  • Thornton, Weldon.  D.H. Lawrence: a study of the short fiction. 1993.

                    Call Number:  PR6023 .A93 Z928 1993

Reference Materials

  • Masterplots  IICall Number:  REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o   Vol. 6, pg. 3442-3444     

  • Short Stories for StudentsCall Number:  REF PN3330 .S386

o   Vol. 2, pg. 230-244

  • Short Story CriticismCall Number:  REF PN3321 .S5

o   Vol. 4, 200-01, 206, 212, 221, 229-30, 233, 238

o   Vol. 19, pg. 250-91

o   Vol. 73, pg. 255

o   Vol. 149,  pg. 163, 167, 169, 196-97, 200-205

Research Databases

Alphabetical list of databases:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Lit Finder
  • Literary Index (Gale)
  • Literary Reference Center Plus
  • Literature Resources from Gale

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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