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D. H. Lawrence - Author

About the Author

David Herbert Lawrence was born into a miner’s family in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, in 1885, the fourth of five children. He attended Beauvale Board School and Nottingham High School, and trained as an elementary schoolteacher at Nottingham University College. He taught in Croydon from 1908. His first novel, The White Peacock, was published in 1911, just a few weeks after the death of his mother to whom he had been extraordinarily close. His career as a schoolteacher was ended by serious illness at the end of 1911.

In 1912 Lawrence went to Germany with Frieda Weekley, the German wife of the Professor of Modern Languages at the University College of Nottingham. They were married on their return to England in 1914. Lawrence had published Sons and Lovers in 1913; but The Rainbow, completed in 1915, was suppressed, and for three years he could not find a publisher for Women in Love, completed in 1917.

After the war, Lawrence lived abroad, and sought a more fulfilling mode of life than he had so far experienced. With Frieda, he lived in Sicily, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Mexico and Mexico. They returned to Europe in 1925. His last novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, was published in 1928 but was banned in England and America. In 1930 he died in Vence, in the south of France, at the age of forty-four.

Lawrence’s life may have been short, but he lived it intensely. He also produced an amazing body of work; novels, stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, translations, paintings and letters (over five thousand of which survive). After his death Frieda wrote that, ‘What he had seen and felt and known he gave in his writing to his fellow men, the splendour of living, the hope of more and more life … a heroic and immeasureable gift.’

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The Fox

The Fox

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2019

Nellie March and Jill Banford manage an ailing Berkshire farm at the time of the First World War, a task which is made all the more complicated by the frequent rampages of a local fox through their chicken coop. When a young soldier turns up and begins to interfere with the farm and the lives of the two women, they must find ways to react to this new fox in their midst. A compelling study of the question of power, gender and sexuality, as well as a realistic portrayal of wartime rural England, The Fox showcases Lawrence's inimitable gift for psychological observation and dramatic description.

Kangaroo

Kangaroo

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2018

The Poems: Volume 3, Uncollected Poems and Early Versions

The Poems: Volume 3, Uncollected Poems and Early Versions

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Lawrence composed and revised poems from 1905 to 1930, and had collections of poems published from 1913 to 1932. Volume 3 includes his uncollected poems and many early versions; versions in his first two collections, Love Poems and Others and Amores, are published in full. The chronological ordering of uncollected poems and early versions in this volume makes developments in theme and style readily traceable and offers new perspectives on each period of his verse-writing. The perspective offered by the last poems Lawrence wrote in the USA, 'O! Americans!' and 'Change of Life', differs from that of Birds, Beasts and Flowers, for example, and the two last poems that Lawrence composed are prose poems, uncollected in The Last Poems Notebook. All manuscript and notebook verse is freshly transcribed, and all poems are fully annotated and critically edited in this, the fortieth and final volume in The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence.

Trespasser

Trespasser

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2018

The Trespasser is the second novel written by D. H. Lawrence, published in 1912. Originally it was entitled the Saga of Siegmund and drew upon the experiences of a friend of Lawrence, Helen Corke, and her adulterous relationship with a married man that ended with his suicide.

Sons and Lovers (with an introduction by Mark Schorer)

Sons and Lovers (with an introduction by Mark Schorer)

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2018

First published in 1913, "e;Sons and Lovers"e; is D. H. Lawrence's provocative semi-autobiographical novel. The work is based in part on his own family, his mother married a miner like the matriarch of the novel and consequently felt constrained by being relegated to a working class life. The story reflects the struggles of Paul Morel, an artist who cannot reciprocate love for other women while under the influence of his stifling mother. Unconsciously taught to despise his father and eschew other women, Paul comes even further under his mother's psychological grip after the death of his older brother. When he eventually does fall in love, the results of his confused affection and desire are painful for all concerned. What follows is a tragic struggle for Paul between the desire for a normal loving relationship and the innate sense of love and fidelity he feels for his mother. While "e;Sons and Lovers"e;, for its Oedipal allusions and conflict with contemporary views on sexuality, was considered scandalous when first published, it has come to be regarded as one of Lawrence's greatest works, his earliest masterpiece. This edition is printed includes an introduction by Mark Schorer and a biographical afterword.

White Peacock

White Peacock

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2018

Lawrence's first novel is a compelling exploration of the interpersonal influences that cause unhappiness in relationships and is based on the lives of three individuals, the lively Lettie and George and Leslie.

Women in Love

Women in Love

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2018

The novel tells of the relationships of two sisters, Ursula and Gudrun, who live in a Midland colliery town in the years before the First World War. Ursula falls in love with Birkin (a thinly disguised portrait of Lawrence himself) and Gudrun has an intense but tragic affair with Gerald, the son of a local colliery owner.

England, My England Revised 2nd. ed. (Aziloth Books)

England, My England Revised 2nd. ed. (Aziloth Books)

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/03/2018

Women in Love

Women in Love

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;David Herbert Richards Lawrence (1885 - 1930) was an English writer of the 20th century, whose prolific and diverse output included novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism and personal letters. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, human sexuality and instinct. Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile he called his "e;savage pilgrimage."e; ...E. M. Forster ... describing him as "e;the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation."e;... critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness..."e;

Lost Girl

Lost Girl

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel, first published in 1920.According to Wikipedia: "e;David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 - 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, and instinct."e;

Sons and Lovers

Sons and Lovers

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;David Herbert Richards Lawrence (1885 - 1930) was an English writer of the 20th century, whose prolific and diverse output included novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism and personal letters. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, human sexuality and instinct. Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile he called his "e;savage pilgrimage."e; ...E. M. Forster ... describing him as "e;the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation."e;... critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness..."e;

England, My England

England, My England

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 - 2 March 1930) was an English author, poet, playwright, essayist and literary critic. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, human sexuality and instinct. Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile he called his "e;savage pilgrimage."e; At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. E. M. Forster, in an obituary notice, challenged this widely held view, describing him as, "e;The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation."e; Later, the influential Cambridge critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness, placing much of Lawrence's fiction within the canonical "e;great tradition"e; of the English novel. Lawrence is now generally valued as a visionary thinker and significant representative of modernism in English literature, although some feminists object to the attitudes toward women and sexuality found in his works."e;

D. H. Lawrence: The Complete Novels

D. H. Lawrence: The Complete Novels

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2018

This ebook compiles D. H. Lawrence's complete novels, such as "e;Lady Chatterley's Lover"e;, "e;Sons and Lovers"e;, "e;Women in Love"e;, "e;The Rainbow"e; and "e;The Lost Girl"e;. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

The Rainbow

The Rainbow

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2018

D. H. Lawrence: The Best Works

D. H. Lawrence: The Best Works

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2018

This ebook compiles D. H. Lawrence's greatest writings, including novels, novellas, short stories and poems such as "e;Lady Chatterley's Lover"e;, "e;Sons and Lovers"e;, "e;Women in Love"e;, "e;The Horse Dealer's Daughter"e;, "e;The Virgin and the Gypsy"e; and "e;Birds, Beasts and Flowers"e;. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley's Lover

Author: D. H. Lawrence Format: eBook Release Date: 26/12/2017

"e;Lady Chatterley's Lover"e; is D. H. Lawrence's controversial novel which tells the story of an aristocratic woman, Constance (Lady Chatterley), who has an affair with her estate's gamekeeper when her husband is paralyzed and rendered impotent. Central to the theme of the novel is the need for both physical as well as mental stimulation in order to feel complete as a human being. When the novel was first published publically in its unexpurgated form in 1960, its publishers were famously brought up on obscenity charges for the novel's offensive language and explicit depictions of sexuality. The novel however was cleared of any obscenity charges when the jurors found that it had literary merit and for the first time it was allowed to be published without restriction. It has been argued by critics that it was not the sexual passages which caused so much a stir as it was the frankness in which Lawrence presents the novel's theme of man's search for wholeness in mind and body. For as Lawrence writes, "e;body without mind is brutish; mind without body... is a running away from our double being."e; Presented here is the original unabridged version first published privately in Florence in 1928.

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