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.
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.
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.
D. H. Lawrence
Born in England on September 11, 1885, D. H. Lawrence is regarded as one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. Lawrence published many novels and poetry volumes during his lifetime, including Sons and Lovers and Women in Love, but is best known for his infamous novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover. The graphic and highly sexual novel was published in Italy in 1928, but was banned in the United States until 1959, and banned in England until 1960. Garnering fame for his novels and short stories early into his career—especially his collections The Fox, The Captain’s Doll, and The Ladybird and The Prussian Officer and Other Stories—Lawrence later received acclaim for his personal letters and poetry, in which he detailed a range of emotions, from exhilaration to depression to prophetic brooding. He died in France in 1930.
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