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About the Author

The son of a miner, the prolific novelist, poet, and travel writer David Herbert Lawrence was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, in 1885. He attended Nottingham University and found employment as a schoolteacher. His first novel, The White Peacock, was published in 1911, the same year his beloved mother died and he quit teaching after contracting pneumonia. The next year Lawrence published Sons and Lovers and ran off to Germany with Frieda Weekley, his former tutor’s wife. His masterpieces The Rainbow and Women in Love were completed in quick succession, but the first was suppressed as indecent and the second was not published until 1920. Lawrence’s lyrical writings challenged convention, promoting a return to an ideal of nature where sex is seen as a sacrament. In 1928 Lawrence’s final novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, was banned in England and the United States for indecency. He died of tuberculosis in 1930 in Venice.

Table of Contents

1. The Spirit of Place

2. Benjamin Franklin

3. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur

4. Fenimore Cooper's White Novels

5. Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Novels

6. Edgar Allan Poe

7. Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Scarlet Letter

8. Hawthorne's Blithedale Romance

9. Dana's Two Years Before the Mast

10. Herman Melville's Typee and Omoo

11. Herman Melville's Moby Dick

12. Whitman

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lukas, November 23, 2013 (view all comments by lukas)
One of the first and best studies of American Lit. Maybe it took a slightly hysterical Englishman to make us appreciate our native authors. He has a idiosyncratic and feverish take on iconic authors like Melville, Hawthorne, Whitman, Cooper and Poe. Along with his criticism is a mixture of his own peculiar philosophy. Essential for students of American Lit.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140183771
Author:
Lawrence, D. H.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Lawrence, D.H.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
American
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Publication Date:
19901231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.77x5.08x.46 in. .31 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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