The Woman Who Rode Away and Other Stories: Cambridge Lawrence Edition (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

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The thirteen short stories, written 1924-28, are set in Europe and America and reflect Lawrence>'s experiences in the post-war period. Many were considerably revised; some were completely rewritten. The editors give composition histories and discuss publication difficulties. Appendixes record manuscript revisions for three stories and give complete, unpublished early versions of four. Notes elucidate literary allusions and give biographical information. An unpublished fragment A Pure Witch is also included.

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These thirteen short stories were written between 1924 and 1928. Eleven were collected in The Woman Who Rode Away (1928), though 'The Man Who Loved Islands' appeared in the American edition only and the other two in The Lovely Lady (1933). An unpublished fragment 'A Pure Witch' is also included.

About the Author:

The son of a miner, the prolific novelist, poet, and travel writer David Herbert Lawrence was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, in 1885. He attended Nottingham University and found employment as a schoolteacher. His first novel, The White Peacock, was published in 1911, the same year his beloved mother died and he quit teaching after contracting pneumonia. The next year Lawrence published Sons and Lovers and ran off to Germany with Frieda Weekley, his former tutor’s wife. His masterpieces The Rainbow and Women in Love were completed in quick succession, but the first was suppressed as indecent and the second was not published until 1920. Lawrence’s lyrical writings challenged convention, promoting a return to an ideal of nature where sex is seen as a sacrament. In 1928 Lawrence’s final novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, was banned in England and the United States for indecency. He died of tuberculosis in 1930 in Venice.

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