David Herbert Lawrence

David Herbert Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885, in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, central England. Lawrence was the fourth child of  five children to a  north Midlands coal miner who had worked from the age of 10, was a dialect speaker, a drinker, and virtually illiterate. Lawrence’s mother, who came from the south of England, was educated,refined, and religious . He was educated at Nottingham High School, to which he earned a scholarship. He worked as a clerk in a surgical appliance factory and then for four years as a pupil teacher. He studied at University College, Nottingham, from 1906 to 1908, earning a teacher’s certificate, and went on writing poems and stories and drafting his first novel, “The White Peacock”. Lawrence’s mother died in 1910, he helped her die by giving her an overdose of sleeping pills. In 1914 he married Frieda Von Richthofen. In February 1930, D. H. Lawrence went into the Ad Astra Sanatorium in Vence, France . He discharged himself from the sanatorium on March 1st, and Frieda Lawrence helped him move into the Villa Robermond, a rented house in the town. He died the following day at the age of 44 from tuberculosis. A bronze statue of Lawrence was sculptured at Nottingham University.

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