Historical Who is Who
1885 - 1930
From a Nottinghamshire mining family background, he trained as a teacher before becoming a full-time writer – novelist and poet. He is best known for vividly capturing the social mores and deeper emotional sensibilities surrounding sex in human relationships. He draws directly on his own experience and travels, including locations in Cornwall, Italy and Mexico, and is disappointed to find himself the subject of a series of prosecutions for obscenity. Perspective now shows Lawrence to be a writer of moral seriousness rather than prurience.