D. H. Lawrence

David Herbert Lawrence (11 September 1885 2 March 1930) was an English writer and poet. His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. Lawrence’s writing explores issues such as sexuality, emotional health, vitality, spontaneity, and instinct. His novels include Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love, and Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
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 “savage pilgrimage”. 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 “the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation.” Later, the literary critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness.


eBooks: Aaron’s Rod | Amores | Bay | Birds, Beasts and Flowers | England, My England | Fantasia of the Unconscious | Kangaroo | Look! We Have Come Through! | Love Poems and Others | New Poems | Sea and Sardinia | Sons and Lovers | Studies in Classic American Literature | The Lost Girl | The Prussian Officer | The Rainbow | The Trespasser | Tortoises | Touch and Go | Twilight in Italy | Wintry Peacock | Women in Love

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