D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence

Born in 1885, the sickly son of a Nottingham coal miner, David Herbert Lawrence led a nomadic life in Ceylon, Australia, the United States (New Mexico), and Mexico with his wife Frieda. His novels include Sons and Lovers (1913), Women in Love (1921), and the most controversial Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1928, though banned in the US until 1959). His works also include volumes of stories, poems, literary criticism and essays, plays and travel books. He died of tuberculosis in 1930 at the age of forty-five.


Fiction by D. H. Lawrence

Now available for the first time as a paperbook, Quetzalcoatl is D.H. Lawrence’s last “unpublished manuscript” and the early version of D.H. Lawrence’s great Mexican novel, The Plumed Serpent. Kate Burns is the widow of a failed Irish patriot, strong-minded and independent, who unlike the heroine of The Plumed Serpent, refuses to simply join the Mexican revolutionary movement based on a revival of the Aztec gods. Quetzalcoatl is arguably one of Lawrence’s most feminist works: the rise of a revolution filtered through the consciousness of a woman of tremendous individuality.…
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…it would take a robust human animal indeed not to suspect, reading Lawrence, the unused possibility of a quicker, deeper life just beneath the one we live.

—Benjamin Kunkel
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