Books by D.H. Lawrence

THE BAD SIDE OF BOOKS by D.H. Lawrence
NONFICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2019

"A quirky, wide-ranging compendium, revealing Lawrence's character and debates over life, art, and faith between the world wars."
An assortment of nonfiction works by Lawrence (1885-1930) encompassing memoir, literary criticism, and riffs on travel and religion. Read full book review >
SONS AND LOVERS by D.H. Lawrence
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 1992

When Sons and Lovers was first seen by its reading public in 1913, its publishers had in fact, out of caution and timidity, shortened Lawrence's originally submitted version by about ten percent—cuts that are restored in this new "uncensored and uncut" edition. Complexity of characterization, intensity of characters' confrontations, and sexual frankness are now, say the publishers, as the author intended them. Example: "He could smell her faint perfume" returns to its original, "He could smell her faint natural perfume, and it drove him wild with hunger. Read full book review >
THE COMPLETE PLAYS OF D.H. LAWRENCE by D.H. Lawrence
NONFICTION
Released: March 16, 1966

This volume, companion to the Complete Poems and the Letters, for the first time collects the complete playwriting of D.H. Lawrence. Eight were finished, two in work; some achieved stage production, while four have never been published except in academic journals. They are: The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, David, The Married Man, The Daughter-in-Law, The Fight for Barbara, Touch and Go, The Merry-Go-Round, A Collier's Friday Night, and (unfinished) and Noah's Flood. Gathered largely from manuscripts now in American libraries, they appear here without introduction or preface, but the publishers will provide extensive jacket copy. Read full book review >
NONFICTION

The first complete publication of the first and second versions of Lawrence's famous and/or infamous Studies in Classic American Literature. The first proves saner, shrewder and in many ways better, and the reasons relating to the revampking remain a uzzle, with the explanations from editor Armin Arnold only whetting the appetite for more. Arnold indeed has an investigatory book about Lawrence and the American adventure, published in England but unfortunately not yet available here. Lawrence it seems wrote the original essays before his trip to the States; after arrival he rewrote them and not only the style but even the emphases changed: what was once viewed with an almost ustere (for him, anyway) appreciation turned apocalyptically mocking. Those discussed are Franklin, Crevecoeur, Cooper, Poe, Hawthorne, Dana, Melville and Whitman. An enlightening essay, The Two Principles, not part of Studies, is also included. Leavis has controversially called Lawrence "the finest literary critic of our time". Let us say he is the most original; his understanding of America's transcendental element coupled with his stance as prophet of the solar-plexus is as remarkable as it is rare. Doubly remarkable now: against Studies' brilliance we can set the new (or older) collection's balance and beauty. Either way, must reading. Read full book review >