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D. H. Lawrence published prolifically between 1909 and his death in 1930: poetry, novels, short stories, travel literature, and social comment. He was always a controversialist, fighting against the machanizing, dehumanizing, desexualizing tendencies of modern life, and was also a playwright and a painter.
11 September 1885 David Herbert Lawrence, English novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist, playwright, and painter, was born in Eastwood in Nottinghamshire, a miner's son. Bibliographic Citation link.
February 1913 DHL published his first volume of poetry, Love Poems, and Others. Bibliographic Citation link.
May 1913 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). Bibliographic Citation link.
July 1928 DHL's controversial novel, Lady Chatterley's Lover, was privately printed by Giuseppe Orioli in Florence, Italy. Bibliographic Citation link.
Summer 1928 Fearing police raids, several English booksellers cancelled their orders for DHL's Lady Chatterley's Lover. Bibliographic Citation link.
2 March 1930 DHL, English author, died of tuberculosis at Vence in France, at the age of forty-four, the day after discharging himself from the local sanatorium. Bibliographic Citation link.
20 October 1960 The trial regarding obscenity charges against DHL's Lady Chatterley's Lover, Regina v. Penguin Books Limited, began at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey. Bibliographic Citation link.
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. Bibliographic Citation link.
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