An English novelist, poet, playwright, literary critic, and painter, D. H. Lawrence is best known for his novels Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love, and Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Writing in the period leading up to and following the First World War, Lawrence’s work explores the nature of personal and sexual relationships in light of industrialization and the new culture of modernity. Persecuted for his strong opinions, Lawrence spent the second part of his career in an exile he referred to as his “savage pilgrimage,” while his work continued to be censored and misrepresented, resulting in the sensational obscenity trial of Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Lawrence died in 1930 and is considered to be a visionary thinker and significant representative of modernism in English literature.
Odour of Chrysanthemums: Short Storyby D. H. Lawrence
“Odour of Chrysanthemums” is the story of Elizabeth, a young wife and mother waiting for her alcoholic husband, Walter, to return home from what she assumes is another night of drinking. This assumption, along with Elizabeth’s pre-conceptions about her husband and their relationship are broken down when his body is brought home from the coal mine… See more details below
“Odour of Chrysanthemums” is the story of Elizabeth, a young wife and mother waiting for her alcoholic husband, Walter, to return home from what she assumes is another night of drinking. This assumption, along with Elizabeth’s pre-conceptions about her husband and their relationship are broken down when his body is brought home from the coal mine where he works.
In “Odour of Chrysanthemums” author D. H. Lawrence explores the concept of human isolation and the nature of love and relationships. With the sudden death of her husband Elizabeth is forced to re-examine her opinions and beliefs, shedding light on a marriage she had given up on long before.
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- Date of Birth:
- September 11, 1885
- Date of Death:
- March 2, 1930
- Place of Birth:
- Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England
- Place of Death:
- Vence, France
- Nottingham University College, teacher training certificate, 1908
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