Studies in Classic American Literature

Rosetta Books, 2019 M02 20 - 604 páginas

The author of such classics as Sons and Lovers and The Rainbow critically examines classic American literature in this collection of essays.

This anthology provides a deep look at D. H. Lawrence’s thoughts on American literature, including notable essays on Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman. Originally published in 1923, this volume has corrected and uncensored the text, and presents earlier versions of many of the essays.

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Born in England on September 11, 1885, D. H. Lawrence is regarded as one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. Lawrence published many novels and poetry volumes during his lifetime, including Sons and Lovers and Women in Love, but is best known for his infamous novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover. The graphic and highly sexual novel was published in Italy in 1928, but was banned in the United States until 1959, and banned in England until 1960. Garnering fame for his novels and short stories early into his career_x2014_especially his collections The Fox, The Captain’s Doll, and The Ladybird and The Prussian Officer and Other Stories_x2014_Lawrence later received acclaim for his personal letters and poetry, in which he detailed a range of emotions, from exhilaration to depression to prophetic brooding. He died in France in 1930.

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