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Sons and Lovers: The Biography of a Novel

Neil Roberts


Lawrence’s autobiographical novel Sons and Lovers was written in four drafts between August 1910 and November 1912. During that period Lawrence’s mother died, he finally broke with Jessie Chambers, the original of Miriam, had an affair with Alice Dax, the main model for Clara, had a year-long engagement to Louie Burrows, nearly died of pneumonia, gave up teaching, met Frieda Weekley and lived abroad with her in Germany and Italy. When he began Sons and Lovers he was a schoolteacher in south London writing after work in the evenings; when he completed it he was a full-time professional writer l ... More

Keywords: D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, autobiographical, drafts, Jessie Chambers, dialogue, textual scholarship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781942954187
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781942954187.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil Roberts, author