D. H. Lawrence 1885—1930

D. H. Lawrence

About

D.H. Lawrence was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist and literary critic. 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.

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    Aaron's Rod (1922)

    Aaron’s Rod is a satirical work that presents a bitter view of humanity and of the relationship between men and women. Aaron Sisson, a union official in...read more »

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    England, My England (1922)

    England, My England is the title of a collection of short stories by D. H. Lawrence. Individual items were originally written between 1913 and 1921, man...read more »

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    Kangaroo (1923)

    Rootless, restless, nomadic, longing to escape the decay of post-war Europe, Richard and Harriet Somers flee to Australia, hoping to begin a new and fre...read more »

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    Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)

    D. H. Lawrence’s controversial novel tells the story of an aristocratic woman, Constance (Lady Chatterley), who has an affair with the estate’s gamekeep...read more »

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    Sea and Sardinia (1921)

    Written after the First World War when he was living in Sicily, Sea and Sardinia records Lawrence’s journey to Sardinia and back in January 1921. It rev...read more »

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    Sons and Lovers (1913)

    Called the most widely-read English novel of the twentieth century, D. H. Lawrence’s largely autobiographical Sons and Lovers tells the story of Paul Mo...read more »

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    St. Mawr (1925)

    The heroine of the story, Lou Witt, abandons her sterile marriage and a brittle, cynical post-First World War England. Her sense of alienation is associ...read more »

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    The Captain's Doll (1923)

    Set during World War I, a married Scottish soldier, instead of returning home, courts a displaced German countess in occupied Germany. The narrative rev...read more »

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    The Ladybird (1922)

    A wounded German officer, Count Psanek, shares his philosophies on life and love with a local acquaintance, Lady Daphne, while interned in London during...read more »

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    The Lost Girl (1921)

    The daughter of well-to-do tradespeople in the fictional mining town of Woodhouse, Alvina Houghton struggles to find excitement in her provincial surrou...read more »

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    The Man Who Died (1929)

    In his last novel, published less than a year before his untimely death at the age of forty-five, D.H. Lawrence takes up the theme of Christ’s resurrect...read more »

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    The Prussian Officer (1914)

    The Prussian Officer tells the narrative of a captain and his orderly. Having wasted his youth with gambling, the captain has been left with only his mi...read more »

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    The Rainbow (1915)

    Lush with religious and metaphysical imagery, this is the story of three generations of the Brangwen family, set against the decline of the rural Englis...read more »

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    The Trespasser (1912)

    Siegmund, a musician at the local opera house, has fallen in love with a former pupil, Helena. She persuades him to go with her to the Isle of Wight for...read more »

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    The Virgin and the Gipsy (1930)

    Discovered in France after Lawrence’s death, it was immediately recognized as a masterpiece in which he’d distilled and purified his ideas about sexuali...read more »

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    The White Peacock (1911)

    Focusing on three relationships - one destructively stillborn, one disastrously unfulfilling and one passionately unspoken - Lawrence exploits the langu...read more »

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    Tortoises (1921)

    ‘A Lesson on a Tortoise’ was written by D H Lawrence in 1908. It was the third of his sixty-seven short stories, all of which will be published individu...read more »

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    Twilight in Italy (1916)

    In 1912, D. H. Lawrence left England for the first time visiting Germany, the Alps, and Italy. Although Twilight in Italy, about his experiences on his ...read more »

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    Women in Love (1920)

    A sequel to Lawrence’s earlier novel The Rainbow, Women in Love continues the story of the Brangwen sisters in the coal-mining town of Beldover. Based i...read more »