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About the Author: D.H. Lawrence

David Herbert Richards Lawrence was an English writer of the 20th century, whose prolific and diverse output included novels, short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, paintings, translations, literary criticism and personal letters. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, human sexuality and instinct.

Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile he called his "savage pilgrimage." At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. E. M. Forster, in an obituary notice, challenged this widely held view, describing him as "the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation." Later, the influential Cambridge critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness, placing much of Lawrence's fiction within the canonical "great tradition" of the English novel. He is now generally valued as a visionary thinker and a significant representative of modernism in English literature, although some feminists object to the attitudes toward women and sexuality found in his works.

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Paperback, Published in Aug 2008 by Barton Press

ISBN10: 144371674X | ISBN13: 9781443716741

Page count: 548

This antiquarian book contains D. H. Lawrence s 1920 novel, "The Lost Girl." It tells the story of Alvina Houghton, the daughter of a draper who comes of age as her father s business begins to fail. Her father, in a desperate attempt to regain his wealth and ensure his daughter s correct upbringing, purchases a theatre. Alvina, however, becomes infatuated with a travelling Italian performer called Ciccio, and the two of them flee to Naples to embrace a new life that brings with it freedom, desire, and Avlina s sexual awakening. David Herbert Richards Lawrence (1885 - 1930) was a seminal English novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist - one of the greats of English literature. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author."

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