DH Lawrence

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Birthday
11, 1885
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 2, 1930 (44)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
11, 1885
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 2, 1930 (44)

About

Modernist poet and author who is remembered for Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Rainbow, Women in Love, and other novels. His works of short fiction include The Rocking-Horse Winner and Odour of Chrysanthemums.

Before Fame

He studied at Nottingham High School, but left school in 1901 to work at a factory that produced surgical tools.

Trivia

He was very close to his mother, and her death represented a major turning point in his life and literary career, as is evidenced in his autobiographical novel Sons and Lovers.

Family Life

He grew up in Nottinghamshire, England. He married Frieda Weekley; they later divorced.

Associated With

He was portrayed by actor Ian McKellen in the 1981 film Priest of Love.

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