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D.H. Lawrence Books In Order

Publication Order of Brangwen Family Books

The Rainbow (1915) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Women in Love (1920) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The White Peacock (1911) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sons and Lovers (1912) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trespasser (1912) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Girl (1920) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aaron's Rod (1922) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Captain's Doll (1923) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fox (1923) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kangaroo (1923) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ladybird (1923) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy in the Bush (1924) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
St. Mawr (1925) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plumed Serpent (1926) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Thomas and Lady Jane (1927) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Virgin and the Gipsy (1930) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Died aka The Escaped Cock (1931) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Need One Another (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Noon (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Touched Me (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Princess (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paul Morel (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Love Poems (1913) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prussian Officer and Other Stories aka The Prussian Officer (1914) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look! We Have Come Through (1917) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Poems (1918) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
England, My England (1922) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds, Beasts and Flowers (1923) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Woman Who Rode Away (1928) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pansies (1929) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Among the Haystacks (1930) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stories, Essays and Poems (1932) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Poems (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lovely Lady (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plays (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phoenix (1936) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Poems (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Short Stories (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Short Novels (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Poems of D.H. Lawrence (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Poetry and Prose (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Amoung the Haystacks and Other Stories (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Tales (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Complete Plays (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phoenix II (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poems Selected for Young People (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Modern Lover and Other Stories (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Short Stories (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selection (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fox and the Virgin And the Gypsy (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Poetry (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Novellas (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Woman Who Rode Away and Other Stories (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collected Short Stories (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mortal Coil and Other Stories (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Works (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Short Stories: 1 (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Short Stories: 3 (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Portable D.H. Lawrence (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Classic Collection (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Short Stories (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Birds, Beasts and the the Third Thing (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
St Mawr and Other Stories (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Plays (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Novels and Stories (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
St Mawr / The Man Who Died (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd / The Daughter-in-law (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Short Stories: 2 (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Princess and Other Stories (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mortal Coil (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Modern Lover (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Poems (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snake and Other Poems (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Novels of Sicily (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Widowing of Mrs.Holroyd and Other Plays (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Full Score (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chapbooks

The Rocking Horse Winner (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daughters of the Vicar (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Plays

The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd (1914) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Touch and Go (1920) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
David (1926) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mornings in Mexico (1927) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fight for Barbara (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Collier's Friday Night (1934) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Twilight in Italy (1916) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Movements in European History (1921) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious and Fantasia of the Unconscious (1921) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sea and Sardinia (1921) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasia of the Unconscious (1922) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Studies in Classic American Literature (1923) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apocalypse (1931) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Etruscan Places (1932) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Letters of D.H. Lawrence (1932) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sketches of Etruscan Places (1932) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Essays (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sex, Literature and Censorship (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Literary Criticism (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mornings in Mexico, and, Etruscan Places (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantasia of the Unconscious and Psychoanalysis And the Unconscious (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Collected Letters of D H Lawrence (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A propos of 'Lady Chatterley's lover,' and other essays (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Symbollic Meaning (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lawrence in love: Letters to Louie Burrows (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Centaur Letters (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quest for Rananim: Letters to SS Koteliansky, 1914-30 (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Study of Thomas Hardy (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
D.H. Lawrence on Education (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Letters (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Letters of D.H.Lawrence: June 1913-October 1916 Vol 2 (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Letters of D.H.Lawrence: October 1916-June 1921 v. 3 (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Study of Thomas Hardy and Other Essays (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine and Other Essays (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apocalypse: and the Writings on Revelation (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sayings of D.H. Lawrence (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Critical Writings (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pornography and So on (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Letters of D.H.Lawrence: November 1928-February 1930 Vol 7 (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Letters of D.H.Lawrence: September 1901-May 1913 Vol 1 (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sketches of Etruscan Places and Other Italian Essays (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Letters of D.H.Lawrence: March 1927-November 1928 Vol 6) (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Letters of D.H.Lawrence: Previously Unpublished Letters and General Index Vol 8 (Cambridge Edition of the Letters of D.H. Lawrence) (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Letters of D.H.Lawrence: March 1924-March 1927 Vol 5 (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Late Essays and Articles (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

David Herbert Lawrence was an English painter, literary critic, essayist, playwright, poet, and novelist that was born in 1885 and died in 1930. He was born at Brinsley Colliry to barely literate miner Arthur John Lawrence and teacher Lydia Beardsall. Lawrence spent much of his childhood in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, a coalmining town of England. The tension between his parents and the working class lives the family led was the inspiration for several of his early works. Despite the financial difficulties in his family, he had a very carefree childhood as he found refuge in the open hill country and forests of Eastwood, where he acquired an appreciation of the natural environment. He went to Beauvale Board School, and later won a scholarship to Nottingham High School. Between 1901 and 1906, he taught at University College Nottingham and started writing the very first of his poems, short stories and his debut novel “The White Peacock” during his free time. He got his first break in 1907 when he got his short story published in the Nottingham Guardian. DH Lawrence wrote Dickensian like novels that analyzed the dehumanizing effects of industrialization and modernity. Some of the themes that he deals with include instinct, spontaneity, vitality, emotional health, and sexuality. As a man with radical opinions, he was a victim of misrepresentation, censorship, and official persecution for much of his later life. By the time of his death, he had made a name for himself as one of the greatest English novelists who was a champion of moral seriousness and artistic integrity.

His biggest break came in 1909 when he met and befriended Jessie Chambers, who used her connections to get a few of his poems featured on “English Review”. The publishers at the English Review so loved Lawrence’s work that they published his first novel “The White Peacock” in 1911. Within a year, he had published his second novel “The Trespasser” that was a foreshadowing of the themes such as class divides, and mismatched marriage that were common in his later works. His life completely changed when he met the wife of his old Nottingham professor and fell hopelessly in love. He quit his teaching job and became a writer eloping with Frieda his professor’s wife, with whom he ran away with to Germany and Italy. He wrote his first novel masterpiece “Sons and Lovers” in 1913, an autobiographical novel that is deemed one of the best English novels of the century. In 1914, he published the “Prussian Officer” a collection of critically acclaimed short stories that he later followed with the sexually explicit “The Rainbow” in 1915. He would publish the second half of the story he had started in The Rainbow in 1920 with the publication of “Women in Love”. Moving between the UK, the US and Italy over several years, he published “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” his most infamous and best-known novel in 1928. He was afflicted by acute tuberculosis in the latter years of his life and in 1930, he died aged 44. He is considered one of the great English writers of the 20th century alongside the likes of Virginia Woolf and James Joyce.

Lawrence is best known for his four works “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”, “Women in Love”, “The Rainbow”, and “Sons and Lovers”. In his novels, he explores the lives of the characters set in an industrial environment. In particular, the author is concerned with the nature of relationships in an industrial setting and often gives his personal philosophy through his characters. His views on sexuality and his representation of them were shocking for the time, though they are a perfect exposition of his being and personal perspectives. For instance, the novel “The Rainbow” follows the lives of three generations of family that lives in Nottinghamshire and ultimately focuses on Ursula. Ursula is the latest member of the family and has aspirations of becoming more than a housewife unlike her forbears. “Women in Love” is an exploration of the intricate relationships between four characters, the most significant of which are Gudrun and Ursula. The novels challenge the notions of marriage, friendship, sexual experience, gender, economic growth, politics, and arts that were modernistic. Lawrence writes in a relatively straightforward and frank manner that ultimately led to his most popular books being banned for insulting the sensibilities of the time. Perhaps the biggest gripe the authorities of the time had with him was his focus on same sex relationships as was portrayed by characters such as Ursula and two principal male characters of “Women in Love”.

“Lady Chatterley’s Lover” is the story of Constance Reid a young woman married to Sir Clifford Chatter, who is a well-built handsome man paralyzed from the waist down, from an injury in combat. Due to his injuries, he has physical limitations, which he makes worse with his emotional neglect of his wife. Due to the distance between them, Constance is in a state of frustration that she gets into an affair with Oliver Mellors, the gamekeeper. There is huge class difference between the two, which is one of the major themes in the novel as the author highlights how the intellectual exert their dominance over the working class. For Constance, she comes to the realization that intellect is not enough to live a fulfilled life, as she also needs physical satisfaction. She comes to the realization after she has one of her most intense sexual experiences when she is with Mellors. As such, the author suggests that love is in the main a function of the body rather than the mind.

“Sons and Lovers” is an incredibly philosophical novel that is some kind of autobiography of DH Lawrence. Gertrude finds her marriage to Walter Morel has become a war zone. Walter is often violent and is an uneducated man as compared to the delicate and ladylike Gertrude, who is devoted to her family. She is particularly doting of her two sons Paul and William, and is determined to ensure they do not end up working in the dank and dirty coalmines, where their father earns a living. But Paul does not take kindly to his mother’s attentions and seeks to find an escape by having a relationship with girls. The novel is set in the highlands of Nottinghamshire, and portrays the clash of generations, adolescence, and childhood that DH Lawrence experienced as a child.

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