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D. H. Lawrence

Writer D. H. Lawrence

Profession: Writer

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love

Born: September 11, 1885
Birthplace: Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: March 2, 1930 (aged 44)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Married Life

  • 1914-07-13 British poet and novelist D. H. Lawrence (28) weds Frieda Weekley (34) after obtaining Frieda's divorce from her 1st husband

Historical Events

  • 1959-06-11 Postmaster General bans D H Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover (overruled by US Court of Appeals in Mar 1960)
  • 1960-03-25 DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (NYC)
  • 1960-11-02 Penguin Books cleared of obscenity for publishing DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover"
  • 1960-11-10 Uncensored version of D. H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley’s Lover" finally goes on sale in the UK after a jury finds publisher Penguin Books not guilty in an obscenity trial

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