D.H. Lawrence(1885-1930), Novelist and poet
David Herbert ('D.H.') Lawrence
Sitter in 18 portraits
Lawrence's early novel, Sons and Lovers (1913), is set against his own background of a Nottinghamshire mining family. Later works dealing with personal relationships, sexual experience and spontaneous emotion made a profound impact, both literary and social. His best known novels include The Rainbow (1915), Women in Love (1920), and Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928, but banned until 1960). His depiction of sexuality shocked many readers, and obituaries presented adverse responses to his achievement. However, the novelist E.M. Forster was an exception, describing him as 'the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation'.
by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 29 November 1915
possibly by Lady Ottoline Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1928
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