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D. H. Lawrence: The Early Years 1885-1912 : The Cambridge Biography of D. H. Lawrence - John Worthen

D. H. Lawrence: The Early Years 1885-1912

The Cambridge Biography of D. H. Lawrence

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Published: 2nd November 1992
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This first volume of the three-volume Cambridge Biography of D. H. Lawrence draws on a wide range of documentary and oral sources, many of them previously unpublished, to reveal a complex portrait of an extraordinary man. It describes his upbringing in a small colliery town in Nottinghamshire, and the years he spent as a teacher in London before the blossoming of his literary career. It offers new insights into his disastrous sexual experiments with Jessie Chambers, Helen Corke, Louie Burrows and Alice Dax, and provides a radically new account of his early relationship with Frieda Weekley, six years older than he, married and with three children, but to Lawrence the "woman of a lifetime." The volume ends with Lawrence completing his great autobiographical novel Sons and Lovers, destined to become one of the most widely read novels of the twentieth century. Volume 2 (1912-1922) by Mark Kinkead-Weekes and Volume 3 (1922-1930) by David Ellis will be published in late 1992 and early 1994, respectively. John Worthen, the author of D. H. Lawrence and the Idea of the Novel (1979, Rowman and Littlefield) and D. H. Lawrence: A Literary Life (1989, St. Martin's Press) has edited several of the volumes in The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H. Lawrence. ID. H. Lawrence: The Cambridge Biography

'... a model of scrupulous scholarship presented in a lucid and accessible style ... adds much new detail to a ... fascinating story.' David Lodge, The Sunday Times

preface
Illustrations and maps
Family tree
Chronology
Eastwood and Nottingham
1815-1883 Antecedents
1883-1892 Home at Eastwood
1892-1901 Launching into life
1901-1905 Widening circles
1905-1906 Writing and painting
1906 Spirit love
1906-1908 College
Croydon and London
1908-1909 Success
1909-1910 Strife
1910 The bitter river
1911 The sick year
1911-1912 Breaking off
Eastwood Again
1912 Spring
1912 Frieda Weekley
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ISBN: 9780521437721
ISBN-10: 0521437725
Series: The Cambridge Biography of D. H. Lawrence 3 Volume Set
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 692
Published: 2nd November 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.95