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September 11, 2013

Sons and Lovers, Mothers and Fathers

D. H. Lawrence    (1885 - 1930

D. H. Lawrence
(1885 – 1930)

by Steve King

On this day in 1885 D. H. Lawrence was born in Eastwood, outside Nottingham, the fourth of five children. Lawrence’s autobiographical novel, Sons and Lovers (1913) made famous the tortured conditions of his upbringing: his uneducated father’s pit-and-pub life, his mother’s contempt for this and her self-sacrifice to escape, Lawrence’s own conflicted feelings about all of it.

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