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Twilight in Italy
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : C. Potter, [1990]

Physical Description:
159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 x 23 cm
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DG901 .L3 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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In 1912 D.H. Lawrence eloped with Freida van Richtofen, and the two lived for six months on the shores of Lake Garda in northern Italy. Twilight in Italy is a rich collection of essays, anecdotes, and studies of life that are filled with Lawrence's imaginative, humorous and personal reflections on the landscapes and people of the region. 30 full-color paintings; 100 photographs and drawings.

Author Notes

D(avid) H(erbert) Lawrence was born on September 11, 1885. His father was a coal miner and Lawrence grew up in a mining town in England. He always hated the mines, however, and frequently used them in his writing to represent both darkness and industrialism, which he despised because he felt it was scarring the English countryside.

Lawrence attended high school and college in Nottingham and, after graduation, became a school teacher in Croyden in 1908. Although his first two novels had been unsuccessful, he turned to writing full time when a serious illness forced him to stop teaching. Lawrence spent much of his adult life abroad in Europe, particularly Italy, where he wrote some of his most significant and most controversial novels, including Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterly's Lover. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, who had left her first husband and her children to live with him, spent several years touring Europe and also lived in New Mexico for a time.

Lawrence had been a frail child, and he suffered much of his life from tuberculosis. Eventually, he retired to a sanitorium in Nice, France. He died in France in 1930, at age 44. In his relatively short life, he produced more than 50 volumes of short stories, poems, plays, essays, travel journals, and letters, in addition to the novels for which he is best known.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

General editor's preface
Twilight in Italy and Other Essays
Essays of Germany and Tyrol
Italian Essays, 1913 and `With the Guns' 1914;
Twilight in Italy [Italian days];
Explanatory notes
Textual apparatus
A note on currencies