D. H. Lawrence, 0000-0000

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Publication details of Fannie and Annie:


Other literary works include:

Sons and Lovers (1913)
The Rainbow (1915)
The Lost Girl (1920)



11th of September 1885, Eastwood, England.

Early years:

He was the fourth child of a coal miner. Within two weeks of his birth he had bronchitis. He suffered from ill-health throughout his adult life.


Lawrence went to Beauvale Board School. He became the first boy from the school to win a scholarship to Nottingham High School in 1898. In 1904 he sat the examination for the King's Scholarship, which would guarantee him a day place at Nottingham University College, where he could obtain his Teacher's Certificate. He won the scholarship.


In 1900 Lawrence began work at Haywoods, a surgical appliance manufacturer in Nottingham. He joined the local British School as a pupil-teacher. Later he attended the Pupil-teacher Centre at Ilkeston. Lawrence's first published work was a story written for a competition run by the Nottingham Guardian in 1907. It was called 'A Prelude' and won a 3 prize. In 1908 Lawrence became a qualified teacher and took up teaching post at Davidson Road School, Croydon. His first novel, The White Peacock appeared in 1911. In 1917 him and his wife Heidi was expelled from England (they were accused of spying for the Germans) and they started their wanderings in Europe.

Final years:

In 1929 he was examined by Dr Andrew Morland, the English lung specialist on whose advice he was moved into a sanatorium called AD Astra, at Vence, France. However, he did not take kindly to life in the clinic and left. He died the next day in Villa Robermond.


He died on 2nd of March, 1930 in Vence, of tuberculosis.

Lawrence-related web-sites:

DH Lawrence        

University of Nottingham: D.H. Lawrence Collection

Poets.org: D.H. Lawrence

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