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Publication Order of Brangwen Family Books

Publication Order of Sons and Lovers Books

Sons and Lovers Volume I (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sons and Lovers Volume II (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The White Peacock (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Trespasser (1912)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sons and Lovers (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Girl (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aaron's Rod (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kangaroo (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy in the Bush (1924)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Plumed Serpent (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Thomas and Lady Jane (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paul Morel (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Odour of Chrysanthemums (1911)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Touched Me (1920)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ladybird (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fox (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Captain's Doll (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
St. Mawr (1925)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Died aka The Escaped Cock (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Virgin and the Gipsy (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Need One Another (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Noon (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adolf (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

The Love Poems of D.H. Lawrence (1913)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prussian Officer (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prussian Officer and Other Stories (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
England, My England (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bay (1919)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Novellas (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
England, My England and Other Stories (1922)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birds, Beasts, and the Third Thing (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Woman Who Rode Away and Other Stories (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Woman Who Rode Away (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
St. Mawr/The Man Who Died (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pansies (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Virgin and the Gipsy & Other Stories (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
'Love Among the Haystacks' and Other Stories (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Poems (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Modern Lover and Other Stories (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Short Stories (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lovely Lady (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Portable D.H. Lawrence (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Poems (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Stories (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Short Novels (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Works of D.H. Lawrence (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Complete Short Stories, Vol 1 (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Complete Short Stories, Vol 2 (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Short Stories, Vol 3 (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Poems (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Plays (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phoenix II (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
D. H. Lawrence (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Princess and Other Stories (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fox, &, The Virgin And The Gipsy (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Tales (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mortal Coil And Other Stories (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Stories by D.H. Lawrence (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tales of D. H. Lawrence (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reminiscences Of D. H. Lawrence (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Stories (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Short Stories (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phoenix 1 (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
D. H. Lawrence's Stories, Essays And Poems (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Selected Works (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selection (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Plays (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
St Mawr and Other Stories (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Novels and Stories (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Short Novels (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Works (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Works (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Widowing Of Mrs Holroyd; &, The Daughter In Law (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Widowing Of Mrs. Holroyd And Other Plays (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Poetry and Non-Fictional Prose (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Early Philosophical Works (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Short Stories of D.H. Lawrence (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jimmy and the Desperate Woman" and Other Stories (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snake and Other Poems (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten D.H. Lawrence Short Stories (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Birds, Beasts and Flowers (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fox And Other Stories (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full Score (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Poems (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Among the Haystacks (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phoenix; The Posthumous Papers Of D. H. Lawrence (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complete Short Stories (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Poems (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Look! We Have Come Through! (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Touch and Go and Other Stories (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
D H Lawrence. Complete Plays (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vicar's Garden and Other Stories (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Best (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
D.H. Lawrence - A Mortal Coil & Other Stories (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Plays (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Short Stories (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rocking Horse Winner & Other Stories (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chapbooks

Daughters of the Vicar (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rocking-Horse Winner (1926)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Plays

Mornings in Mexico (1902)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd (1914)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fight for Barbara (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Collier's Friday Night (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Touch and Go (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Letters of D.H.Lawrence: September 1901-May 1913 Vol 1 (1769)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twilight in Italy (1916)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sea and Sardinia (1921)Description / Buy at Amazon
Studies in Classic American Literature (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious and Fantasia of the Unconscious (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasia of the Unconscious and Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious (1923)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mornings in Mexico & Etruscan Places (1927)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pornography and So on (1928)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sex, Literature, and Censorship (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apocalypse (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Letters of D.H.Lawrence: Previously Unpublished Letters and General Index Vol 8 (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Etruscan Places (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Letters (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Propos of Lady Chatterley's Lover, Being an Essay Extended from My Skirmish with Jolly Roger. (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Study of Thomas Hardy and Other Essays (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Letters of D.H.Lawrence: March 1924-March 1927 Vol 5 (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Essays (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Literary Criticism (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Symbolic Meaning, Uncollected Versions of 'Studies in Classic American Literature' (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Symbolic Meaning the Uncollected Version (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lawrence In Love (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Quest for Rananim (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Centaur Letters. (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Letters of D. H. Lawrence (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Letters of D. H. Lawrence, Volume II (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Movements In European History (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Hardy and painting (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lawrence On Education (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Collected Letters of D H Lawrence (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apocalypse and the Writings on Revelation (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The letters of D.H. Lawrence & Amy Lowell, 1914-1925 (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Letters of D.H.Lawrence: October 1916-June 1921 v. 3 (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine and Other Essays (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sketches of Etruscan Places and Other Italian Essays (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Letters of D. H. Lawrence, Vol. VII 1928-30 (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sayings of D.H. Lawrence (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Critical Writings (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Late Essays and Articles (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mornings in Mexico and Other Essays (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Literary Criticism (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Anthologies

San Francisco Stories (By: John Miller) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Los Angeles Stories (By: John Miller) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Suicide: Great Writers on the Ultimate Question (By: William Shakespeare,Virginia Woolf,Ambrose Bierce,Leo Tolstoy,Graham Greene,Langston Hughes,Emily Dickinson,John Donne,Plato,Jorge Luis Borges,Gustave Flaubert,Robert Coles,Walker Percy,Albert Camus,Cynthia Ozick,William Styron,Dorothy Parker,Sylvia Plath,Primo Levi,Phillip Lopate,John Miller,Genevieve Anderson,Alfred Alvarez,Howard Kushner,Émile Durkheim) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Orleans Stories (By: John Miller,Genevieve Anderson) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chicago Stories (By: Stuart Dybek,John Miller) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Southwest Stories (With: Alison Moore,Barry Gifford,Sandra Cisneros,Larry McMurtry,Sam Shepard,Leslie Marmon Silko,C.G. Jung,John Miller,Georgia O'Keefe) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Florida Stories (By: Dave Barry,Elmore Leonard,Ernest Hemingway,John D. MacDonald,Damon Runyon,Isaac Bashevis Singer,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Stephen Crane,Zora Neale Hurston,Elizabeth Bishop,Tennessee Williams,Alison Lurie,Wallace Stevens,John Sayles,John James Audubon,Joy Williams,Joan Didion,John Miller,KirstenMiller,William Bartram) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lust: Lascivious Love Stories and Passionate Poems (By: John Miller,KirstenMiller) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alaska Stories (By: John Miller,KirstenMiller) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas Stories (By: John Miller,KirstenMiller) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
San Francisco Thrillers (By: Tim Smith,John Miller) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cape Cod Stories (By: Tim Smith,John Miller) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
OOB: Anthology series. The author will have written at least one story in this series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Short Story Masterpieces: 35 Classic American and British Stories from the First Half of the 20th Century(1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories(1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
A World of Fiction(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magical Realist Fiction(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horse & Pony Stories(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Short Story: 30 Masterpieces(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Southwest Stories(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Erotica(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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