Topics: D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Frieda von Richthofen Pages: 3 (991 words) Published: December 26, 2012
D.H. Lawrence biography

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* NAME: David Herbert Lawrence
* OCCUPATION: Author, Poet
* BIRTH DATE: September 11, 1885
* DEATH DATE: March 02, 1930
* PLACE OF BIRTH: Eastwood, England
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British author D.H. Lawrence is best known for his infamous novel, Lady Chatterley's Lover, banned in the United States until 1959.


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Born in England in 1885, author D.H. Lawrence published many novels and poetry volumes during his lifetime but is most frequently remembered for his infamous novel, Lady Chatterley's Lover. The graphic and highly sexual novel was published in Italy in 1928 but banned in the United States until 1959, and in England until 1960. Contents

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David Herbert Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885 on the Haggs Farm in the small mining town of Eastwood, England. His father, Arthur John Lawrence, was a coal miner, and his mother, Lydia Lawrence, worked in the lace-making industry to supplement the family income. Lawrence's hardscrabble, working-class upbringing made a strong impression on him and he later wrote extensively about the experience of growing up in a poor mining town. "Whatever I forget," he later said, "I shall not forget the Haggs, a tiny red brick farm on the edge of the wood where I got my first incentive to write." Lawrence's mother was from a middle-class family that had fallen into financial ruin, but not before she had become well educated and a great lover of literature. She instilled in young D.H. Lawrence a love of books and a strong desire to rise above his blue-collar beginnings. As a child, D.H. Lawrence often struggled to fit in with other boys. He was physically frail and frequently susceptible to illness, a condition...
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