Written between November 1920 and December 1921, these novellas were enthusiastically received by D. H. Lawrence’s readers. Including the the original ending of The Fox, the Cambridge edition adds new depth to the legacy of Lawrence’s story of a disruptive fox in a troublesome time.
A visit to Austria in 1920 inspired the characters and settings of The Captain’s Doll, diving into a storied relationship between a Scottish soldier and a German countess in occupied Germany.
Also featuring the original unedited edition of The Ladybird, a heartbreaking tale of a wounded soldier and the English nurse who tended his wounds, this is a complete collection of three of Lawrence’s brilliantly crafted war stories about human emotions and relationships.
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.
Originally meant to be a short critical work on Thomas Hardy’s characters, D. H. Lawrence’s "Study of Thomas Hardy" developed into a statement of his philosophy of art. First published posthumously from a corrupted typescript—as Lawrence destroyed the original manuscript—it is reproduced here from a more accurate typescript. Essays spanning the whole of Lawrence’s writing career are also collected here, with an introduction contextualizing them within Lawrence’s life and work.
After the First World War, when D. H. Lawrence was living in Sicily, he traveled to Sardinia and back in January, 1921. This record of what he saw on that journey, Sea and Sardinia, not only reveals his response to new landscapes, new people, and his ability to capture their spirit into literary art, but is also a shrewd inquiry into the post-war values which led to the rise of communism and fascism in various countries around the world. Also a celebration of the human spirit despite its indictment of materialism, this collection of travel writings has restored passages and corrected corrupted textual readings for the definitive version of the book Lawrence himself called "a marvel of veracity."
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