D. H. Lawrence, Penguin Books, UK, 1960, Softcover, 317 pages.






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David Herbert Lawrence was born at Eastwood, Notts, In 1885, the fourth child of a miner, At 13 he won a scholarship to Nottingham High School, which he left for a job with a firm of surgical goods manafacturers at a wage of thirteen shillings a week. He soon abandoned this to become a pupil-teacher ar Eastwood.

While attending Nottingham University for his teacher's certificate, he began his first novel The White Peacock, which was published by Heinemann in 1911. From that time onwards, with the exception of a short period as a school-master in Croydon, he lived entirely by his writing. For two years he travelled in Germany and Italy, and returning to Engaland was married in July 1914 to Frieda von Richthofen. In 1919 the Lawrences left England and travelled, first in Europe and then in Australia and America.

They settled for a while in New Mexico, but came back to Europe in 1929. In that year Lawrence became seriously ill and he died of tuberculosis on 2 March 1930.



Condition: Low books cover is creased and stained, spine is intact but damaged, a reader copy only.


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