D. H. Lawrence

Standard Name: Lawrence, D. H.
Used Form: David Herbert Lawrence
DHL 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.


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Cultural formation Jan Morris
JM 's paternal ancestors were Welsh working people; her maternal ones were English country gentry.
Morris, Jan. Conundrum. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich .
She wrote that at three or four she realised, as a secret piece of knowledge not sorrowful but puzzling,...
Dedications Catherine Carswell
Parts of CC 's critical biography The Life of Robert Burns (published this month and dedicated to her husband, Donald Carswell , and to D. H. Lawrence ) were serialised in the GlasgowDaily Record...
Education Philip Larkin
For ten years from 1930, as both a primary and a secondary-school student, PL attended King Henry VIII School in Coventry (now an independent school for both sexes, but founded in the sixteenth century as...
Education Harold Pinter
Books borrowed from Hackney Public Library were also important to HP 's education: the moderns (Woolf , Lawrence , Hemingway , Eliot ), and also Dostoyevsky .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Education Ann Quin
Yet at this time books discovered in the public library taught her the possibilities in writing: Greek and Elizabethan dramatists. Dostoievsky (Crime and Punishment and Virginia Woolf 's The Waves . ....
Education Doris Lessing
Before attending school and after she left, Doris educated herself by reading. Her parents possessed copies of the classics, like Scott , Dickens , and Kipling . She read widely in the nineteenth century—her favourites...
Family and Intimate relationships Q. D. Leavis
Though both husband and wife were to influential, F. R. Leavis became one of the leading literary critics of the twentieth century. A dynamic speaker and teacher, he was known for his uncompromising, exclusive, often...
Family and Intimate relationships Catherine Carswell
Catherine Jackson (later CC ) met D. H. Lawrence after his return to England from Italy. They soon became close friends.
Carswell, John, and Catherine Carswell. “Introduction”. The Savage Pilgrimage: A Narrative of D. H. Lawrence, Cambridge University Press, p. v - xxxv.
Carswell, John, and Catherine Carswell. “Introduction”. Open the Door!, Virago, p. v - xvii.
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Brett
Although her first meeting with D. H. Lawrence in 1915 was, according to DB , inauspicious, she later became his admiring friend.
Brett, Dorothy. Lawrence and Brett. J. B. Lippincott Company.
After joining in his abortive scheme for founding a utopian community in...
Fictionalization Katherine Mansfield
After Mansfield's death, Woolf wrote in her diary: it seemed to me there was no point in writing. Katherine won't read it.
Gunn, Kirsty. “How the Laundry Basket Squeaked”. London Review of Books, Vol.
, No. 7, pp. 25-6.
KM appears in episodes in more than one novel by her friend...
Fictionalization Dora Carrington
D. H. Lawrence , an acquaintance but never a friend of Carrington, figures her as a gang-raped aesthete
Gerzina, Gretchen. Carrington: A Life of Dora Carrington, 1893-1932. John Murray.
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in his short story None of That; she reappears also as the model and...
Fictionalization Lady Ottoline Morrell
LOM inspired a number of fictional creations by her associates. D. H. Lawrence drew a hostile portrait of her as Hermione Roddice in Women in Love (1920). She reappears as Priscilla Wimbush in Aldous Huxley
Friends, Associates Eleanor Farjeon
Back in London she acquired a circle of largely musical friends, many of them later well-known names, including Myra Hess and Clifford and Arnold Bax . Later this circle expanded to include literary people: Viola Meynell
Friends, Associates H. D.
H. D. and her husband, Richard Aldington , were introduced to D. H. and Frieda Lawrence at a dinner party and poetry reading hosted by Amy Lowell .
Robinson, Janice S. H.D.: The Life and Work of an American Poet. Houghton Mifflin.
Friends, Associates Dorothy Brett
DB paid her first visit to Lady Ottoline Morrell 's house at Garsington after meeting her in February of that year; October was also the month which saw her first meeting with D. H. and...


1883: George Moore, already a disciple of Zola,...

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George Moore , already a disciple of Zola , published his first, semi-autobiographicalnovel, A Modern Lover, in realist style.

April 1893: The Studio: An Illustrated Magazine of the...

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April 1893

The Studio: An Illustrated Magazine of the Fine and Applied Arts was founded this month by Charles Holme and first edited by Cleeson White .

From early summer 1915: Garsington Manor, near Oxford, the home of...

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From early summer 1915

Garsington Manor, near Oxford, the home of Lady Ottoline and Philip Morrell , became a centre for many pacifists, conscientious objectors, and non-pacifist critics of the war.

4 December 1931: The BBC announced the resignation of Hilda...

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4 December 1931

The BBC announced the resignation of Hilda Matheson , its director of talks, which she had actually submitted in October. This was the climax of a long-running struggle over a series of talks by Harold Nicolson

29 July 1959: The Obscene Publications Act (England), 1959,...

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29 July 1959

The Obscene Publications Act (England), 1959, replacing a predecessor of 1857, substantially modified its elements; it newly provided the defence of public good (which was held to include literary merit), and the use...

14 July 2006: The Bow Street Magistrates Court, one of...

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14 July 2006

The Bow Street Magistrates Court , one of London's most famous courts, closed after dispensing justice for 267 years.


Lawrence, D. H. A Selection From <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl="m">Phoenix</span>. Editor Inglis, Anthony Angus Haig, Penguin, 1971.
Lawrence, D. H. Aaron’s Rod. T. Seltzer, 1922.
Lawrence, D. H. Apocalypse. G. Orioli, 1931.
Lawrence, D. H. D. H. Lawrence and New Mexico. Editor Sagar, Keith, Gibbs M. Smith, Inc., 1982.
Lawrence, D. H. England, My England, and Other Stories. Martin Secker, 1924.
Lawrence, D. H. Fantasia of the Unconscious. T. Seltzer, 1922.
Lawrence, D. H. Kangaroo. T. Seltzer, 1923.
Lawrence, D. H. Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Privately printed by the Tipografia Giuntina, 1928.
Lawrence, D. H. Last Poems. Orioli, 1932.
Lawrence, D. H. Love Poems, and Others. Duckworth and Co., 1913.
Lawrence, D. H. Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D.H. Lawrence. Editor McDonald, Edward D., Viking, 1936.
Lawrence, D. H. Pornography and Obscenity. Faber and Faber, 1929.
Lawrence, D. H. Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious. Thomas Seltzer, 1921.
Lawrence, D. H. Sons and Lovers. Heinemann, 1913.
Lawrence, D. H. Studies in Classic American Literature. Thomas Seltzer, 1923.
Lawrence, D. H., and Mary Louisa Skinner. The Boy in the Bush. T. Seltzer, 1924.
Lawrence, D. H. The Collected Poems of D. H. Lawrence. Martin Secker, 1928.
Lawrence, D. H. The Complete Plays of D.H. Lawrence. Heinemann, 1965.
Lawrence, D. H. The Escaped Cock. Black Sun Press, 1929.
Lawrence, D. H. The Ladybird; The Fox; The Captain’s Doll. M. Secker, 1923.
Lawrence, D. H. The Letters of D. H. Lawrence. Viking Press, 1932.
Lawrence, D. H. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence. Editors Boulton, James T. et al., Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Lawrence, D. H. The Lovely Lady, and Other Tales. Martin Secker, 1932.
Lawrence, D. H. The Prussian Officer, and other stories. Duckworth and Co., 1914.
Lawrence, D. H. The Rainbow. Methuen, 1915.