D. H. Lawrence
(1885-1930)

Died aged c. 45

David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. Some of the issues Lawrence explores are emotional health, vitality, spontaneity 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 which 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.

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D. H. Lawrence 1885-1930 novelist and poet lived here in 1915

1 Byron Villas, Vale of Health, Hampstead, Camden, NW3, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Site of Haywood's factory where D. H. Lawrence worked in 1901

site of Haywood's factory, New Look, Castle Gate, Nottingham, United Kingdom where they worked

Birthplace of D. H. Lawrence born Sept 11th 1885 died March 2nd 1930

8a Victoria Street, Eastwood, United Kingdom where they was born (1885)

D. H. Lawrence lived and wrote 'Sons & Lovers' here at number 16 1908-1911 Writer and artist

12 Colworth Road, Addiscombe, United Kingdom where they lived

D. H. Lawrence English author 11.9.1885-2.3.1930 lived here 1920-1923

Via D. H. Lawrence, Taormina, Italy where they lived

Taormina Cult #13

D. H. Lawrence and Truman Capote [full inscription unknown]

Via D. H. Lawrence, Taormina, Italy where they stayed

D. H. Lawrence 1885-1930 Novelist and Poet Lived and wrote here

Mountain Cottage, Middleton by Wirksworth, United Kingdom where they was

The Duke of Edinburgh Designed by Howard Evans and opened in January 1874. Extended in 1882, the year Barrow Central Station opened. DH Lawrence stayed here in 1914.

Abbey Raod, Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom where they was