D.H. Lawrence

The son of a coal miner, D.H. Lawrence (1885–1930) was brought up in relative poverty, his working-class background providing inspiration for many of his early novels. Lawrence spent most of his adult life abroad in order to escape the conventions and hypocrisies of his own country, and advocated a return to a more harmonious relationship with nature in the face of modernity and industrialization. Controversial both during and after his lifetime, Lawrence’s novels represent a milestone in twentieth-century literature.

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