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date: 29 September 2020

Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert Richards Lawrence) 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English
Author(s):
Jenny StringerJenny Stringer, John SutherlandJohn Sutherland

(1885–1930),British novelist, short-story writer, poet, playwright, critic, and essayist, born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. Lawrence had one of the most extraordinary yet representative twentieth-century literary careers in its fierce alienation from mainstream British culture. He was the fourth son of a coal-miner and a mother who had trained as a school-teacher and whose family had wider cultural and social aspirations. Despite their early attraction, Lawrence's parents were not well matched, and his mother encouraged the early evidence of his gifts as a way of fulfilling her own frustrated ambitions. Lawrence was educated locally and, on a scholarship, at Nottingham High School, before working for a brief period as a clerk in a surgical appliance factory. He then became a pupil-teacher and, in ... ...

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