D. H. Lawrence, 1885-1930

Portrait

Biographical note

English author, poet, playwright, essayist and literary critic. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. 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 of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. E. M. Forster, in an obituary notice, challenged this widely held view, describing him as, "The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation." Later, the influential Cambridge critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness, placing much of Lawrence's fiction within the canonical "great tradition" of the English novel. Lawrence is now generally valued as a visionary thinker and significant representative of modernism in English literature,

Works

Novels

Short stories

  1. The Vicars Garden [1907]
  2. A Page from the Annals of Gresleia [1907]
  3. Ruby-Glass [1907]
  4. The White Stocking [1907]
  5. Odour of Chrysanthemums [1910]
  6. Odour of Chrysanthemums [1911]
  7. Intimacy [1911]
  8. The Harassed Angel [1911]
  9. Her Turn [1913]
  10. Strike-Pay [1913]
  11. The Shadow in the Rose Garden [1914]
  12. The White Stocking [1914]
  13. Vin Ordinaire [1914]
  14. The Prussian Officer
  15. The Thorn in the Flesh
  16. Daughters of the Vicar
  17. A Fragment of Stained Glass
  18. The Shades of Spring
  19. Second Best
  20. Goose Fair
  21. A Sick Collier
  22. The Christening
  23. The Odour of Chrysanthemums [1914]
  24. The Mortal Coil [1917]
  25. The Blind Man [1918]
  26. Wintry Peacock [1919]
  27. England, My England
  28. Tickets, Please
  29. Monkey Nuts
  30. You Touched Me
  31. Samson and Delilah
  32. The Primrose Path
  33. The Horse Dealer’s Daughter
  34. Fanny And Annie
  35. The Ladybird [1923]
  36. The Fox [1923]
  37. St Mawr [1925]
  38. The Woman who Rode Away
  39. Two Blue Birds
  40. Sun
  41. Smile
  42. The Border Line
  43. Jimmy and the Desperate Woman
  44. The Last Laugh
  45. In Love
  46. The Man who Loved Islands
  47. Glad Ghosts
  48. None of that
  49. The Rocking-Horse Winner
  50. The Lovely Lady
  51. Love Among the Haystacks [1930]
  52. A chapel among the mountains
  53. A hay hut among the mountains
  54. Once
  55. The Princess [1925]
  56. The Blue Moccasins [1928]
  57. Things [1928]
  58. Rawdon’s Roof [1928]
  59. Mother and Daughter [1929]
  60. The Overtone [1933]
  61. New Eve and Old Adam [1934]
  62. The Old Adam [1934]
  63. The Witch a la Mode [1934]
  64. A Modern Lover [1933]

Short story collections

Poetry

Plays

  • The Daughter-in-Law [1912]
  • The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd [1914]
  • Touch and Go : A Play in Three Acts [1920]
  • David [1926]
  • The Fight for Barbara [1933]
  • A Collier's Friday Night [1934]
  • The Married Man [1940]
  • The Merry-go-round [1941]

Translations

Non-fiction

  • Study of Thomas Hardy and other essays [1914]
  • Movements in European History [1921]
  • Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious and Fantasia of the Unconscious [1921/1922]
  • Fantasia of the Unconscious / D. H. Lawrence
  • Studies in Classic American Literature [1923]
  • Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine and other essays [1925]
  • A Propos of Lady Chatterley's Lover [1929]
  • Apocalypse and the writings on Revelation [1931]
  • Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence [1936]
  • Phoenix II: Uncollected, Unpublished and Other Prose Works by D. H. Lawrence [1968]

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