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David Herbert Lawrence Born on the eleventh day of September in 1885 David Herbert Lawrence was the fourth child of an illiterate coal miner Lawrence was raised in a small mining town of Eastwood Nottingham by his mother who happened to be a school a teacher Threw his childhood David Herbert shared a very close relationship with his mother Lawrence first started his education in a grammar school which he had won a scholarship to and later attended Nottingham University College When he finished college Lawrence decided to move to Croydin just south of London to began his teaching career While teaching in Croydin he encountered a guy by the name of Ford Madone Fords English Review which was a good connection for his writing career In 1912 feeling that he could support himself with his writing Lawrence left teaching A couple a months later his mother died and he found out that he was suffering from an illness known as tuberculosis something he would spend the rest of his life with Also during this year he eloped with Frieda Von Richthofen the daughter of his college professor Their first years were chronicled in poems called Look His elopement was the first of Lawrences many flights from ill health and social censure The next step in his life involved him traveling to Venice to a sanitarium in attempt to relief himself of tuberculosis which turned out to be a big failure One of the first novels Lawrence wrote was The White Peacock which would be elaborated upon later works Lawrence was not only a novelist he also wrote short stories plays poems and travel journalism Lawrence was a very active short story writer Two of his first short stories were Persian Officers and The Odours of Chrysanthemums His short stories were superior to his novels In 1922 he completed a collection of stories before he decided to travel to America In a lot of
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