The Selected Letters Of D. H. Lawrence by D. H. LawrenceThe Selected Letters Of D. H. Lawrence by D. H. Lawrence

The Selected Letters Of D. H. Lawrence

byD. H. LawrenceEditorJames T. Boulton

Paperback | January 28, 2000

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D.H. Lawrence's renowned creativity is conspicuous in his letters. He wrote to aristocrats, fellow authors, painters, publishers, and others from the intelligentsia--but with equal concern to his sisters, a childhood friend suffering from tuberculosis, a post office clerk or an Italian servant-girl. Lawrence reveled in the act of communication, using a direct, unvarnished but invariably vivid style appropriate to each correspondent. In this book, over 330 of Lawrence's letters, carefully chosen from the authoritative seven-volume Cambridge Edition exemplify Lawrence's artistry and humanness. In his introductory essay James T. Boulton provides a rare critical assessment of Lawrence's epistolary achievement. There are annotations to the letters, a biographical list of correspondents, brief chronological and descriptive introductions to each section and a full general index. This selection will appeal to Lawrence aficionados and will make good companion reading to his works.
D(avid) H(erbert) Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885. His father was a coal miner and Lawrence grew up in a mining town in England. He always hated the mines, however, and frequently used them in his writing to represent both darkness and industrialism, which he despised because he felt it was scarring the English countryside. Law...
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Title:The Selected Letters Of D. H. LawrenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:584 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.3 inPublished:January 28, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521777992

ISBN - 13:9780521777995

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Biographical list of correspondents; Letters: 1. The formative years, 1885-1913; 2. The Rainbow and Women in Love, 1913-16; 3. Cornwall and Italy, 1916-21; 4. Eastwards to the new world, 1921-4; 5. New Mexico, Mexico and Italy, 1924-7; 6. Europe and Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1927-8; 7. Decline and death, 1928-30.

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The beauty of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers comes alive in this collection of personal letters. The Selected Letters of D.H. Lawrence contains 330 letters to aristocrats, fellow authors, painters, publishers, his sisters and a childhood friend suffering from tuberculosis. It includes annotations to the letters, a biographical list of correspondents and descriptive introductions to each section.

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"Lawrence is his letters, the most vivid and engaging self-portrait left by any English writer since Keats. Unlike Keats, Lawrence traveled the world knowing that his life would be short, and he captured the spirit of each place in unforgettable phrases." The Week, Brenda Maddox