11 September 1885
David Herbert Lawrence, English novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist, playwright, and painter, was born in Eastwood
, a miner's son.
DHL published his first volume of poetry, Love Poems, and Others
DHL published an autobiographical novel, Sons and Lovers
, focussing on relations of a young man (Paul Morel), his lover (Miriam Leivers), and his mother (Gertrude Morel).
Fearing police raids, several English booksellers cancelled their orders for DHL's Lady Chatterley's Lover
2 March 1930
DHL, English author, died of tuberculosis at Vence
, at the age of forty-four, the day after discharging himself from the local sanatorium.
10 November 1960 Penguin
released an edition of 200,000 copies of Lady Chatterley's Lover
to the public; the novel by DHL had been banned in England for more than thirty years.