© 1993

D. H. Lawrence

A Literary Life


Part of the Literary Lives book series (LL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. John Worthen
    Pages 1-20
  3. John Worthen
    Pages 30-49
  4. John Worthen
    Pages 50-64
  5. John Worthen
    Pages 65-87
  6. John Worthen
    Pages 88-113
  7. John Worthen
    Pages 114-133
  8. John Worthen
    Pages 134-142
  9. John Worthen
    Pages 143-159
  10. John Worthen
    Pages 160-165
  11. John Worthen
    Pages 166-171
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 172-196

About this book


Lawrence's career as a professional writer is a remarkable story. The son of a coal-miner, he made a moderately successful start to his professional life in 1912; but the banning of his novel The Rainbow in 1915 effectively destroyed his capacity to earn his living by his writing during the War. Even after the War, he wrote an enormous amount in many genres not simply because he was a creative genius, but because his books generally sold so poorly; only Lady Chatterley's Lover ever earned him very much. This study not only describes his day-to-day achievement as a professional writer, but also the problems which influenced his writing.


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  1. 1.OberhausenGermany

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