D.H. Lawrence


Born
in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England
September 11, 1885

Died
March 02, 1930

Genre

Influences


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
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The Fox

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3.60 avg rating — 1,260 ratings — published 1930 — 11 editions
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The Virgin and the Gipsy

3.41 avg rating — 2,387 ratings — published 1930 — 199 editions
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“A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.”
D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

“We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.”
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

Polls

February 2017 New School Classic Poll

Beloved by Toni Morrison, 324 pgs, 1987
 
  50 votes, 18.9%

 
  50 votes, 18.9%

 
  31 votes, 11.7%

I, Claudius by Robert Graves, 468 pgs, 1934
 
  25 votes, 9.5%

 
  20 votes, 7.6%

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, 231 pgs, 1939
 
  16 votes, 6.1%

Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, 355 pgs, 1961
 
  15 votes, 5.7%

 
  12 votes, 4.5%

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler, 216 pgs, 1940
 
  11 votes, 4.2%

Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini, 236 pgs, 1922
 
  9 votes, 3.4%

 
  8 votes, 3.0%

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, 367 pgs, 1984
 
  7 votes, 2.7%

Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges, 174 pgs, 1944
 
  7 votes, 2.7%

Centennial by James A. Michener, 1056 pgs, 1974
 
  3 votes, 1.1%

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