D.H. Lawrence

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D.H. Lawrence

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born
in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England, The United Kingdom
September 11, 1885

died
March 02, 1930

gender
male

genre

influences


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David Herbert Richards Lawrence was an English writer of the 20th century, whose prolific and diverse output included novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism and personal letters. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, human sexuality and instinct.

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 o...more


Average rating: 3.55 · 120,878 ratings · 5,754 reviews · 444 distinct works · Similar authors
Lady Chatterley's Lover
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 50,054 ratings — published 1928 — 439 editions
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Sons and Lovers
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Women in Love (Brangwen Fam...
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The Rocking Horse Winner
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 3,173 ratings — published 1926 — 13 editions
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Complete Poems of D. H. Law...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 1,158 ratings — published 1964 — 13 editions
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The Virgin and the Gipsy & ...
3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 1,037 ratings — published 1930 — 6 editions
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The Fox
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 1,025 ratings — published 1923 — 44 editions
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The Plumed Serpent
3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 854 ratings — published 1926 — 44 editions
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Selected Short Stories
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 705 ratings — published 1971 — 14 editions
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More books by D.H. Lawrence…
“A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.”
D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

“For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.”
D.H. Lawrence

“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.”
D.H. Lawrence

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