D. H. Lawrence first left England in 1912 and almost immediately began recording his reaction to foreign cultures. Many of those writings became a series of travel articles intended to be published in newspapers; two of them are published here for the first time, deemed too anti-German at the time. Other essays were modified and added to even more observations for Lawrence’s first travel book, Twilight in Italy, published in 1916. Shaped by the atmosphere of the War, and its rampant anxieties, these essays are imbued with Lawrence’s intellectual daring and confidence, which raise them above a conventional travel book.
ABOUT THE SERIES "The Cambridge edition… has restored—perhaps created—texts which are authoritative enough to stand for another fifty years." (Literary Review)
D. H. Lawrence is one of the great writers of the twentieth century—yet the texts of his writings, whether published during his lifetime or since, are textually corrupt. He was forced to accept the often-stringent house-styling of his printers, not to mention intrusive editing due to his publishers’ timidity.
A team of scholars at Cambridge University Press has worked for more than thirty years to restore the definitive texts of D. H. Lawrence. The Cambridge Edition provides texts of all of his works, which are as close as can now be determined to those he would have wished to see printed.
The texts are established through rigorous collation of all extant materials, from draft manuscripts to first book publication, identifying errors made by copyists, typists and printers; house-styling by printers; and censorship and bowdlerization by publishers.
The Cambridge Editions were published between 1979 and 2011. This is the first time they have been available in eBook form.
In the only textbook D. H. Lawrence ever wrote, he presents a vivid sketch of European history from ancient Rome to the early twentieth century. The introduction describes the genesis, publication, and reception of the book, and gives an account of the little-known Irish edition of 1926, which suffered from heavy censorship. It also identifies and analyzes Lawrence’s methods of using the sourcebooks on which his writing was based. ABOUT THE SERIES "The Cambridge edition… has restored—perhaps created—texts which are authoritative enough to stand for another fifty years." (Literary Review)
D. H. Lawrence’s first collection of short stories, The Prussian Officer and Other Stories, was published in England in 1914, and contains some of his best works, chronicling accounts of the time and place—from old mining communities to pre–First World War Germany. This definitive edition of these writings presents Lawrence’s stories as he intended them. They have been cleaned of corruptions and errors, as well as providing a history of each story and of the whole collection.
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