'The Vicar's Garden' and Other Stories by D. H. Lawrence
This volume collects together manuscript and other early versions of thirteen of D. H. Lawrence's short stories, including some of the best-known ('Odour of Chrysanthemums', 'The Blind Man'), as well as many which have never been published before. It includes the earliest stories Lawrence wrote, dating from the autumn of 1907, and stories written between 1911 and 1919. With this volume, all Lawrence's extant short fiction is now published in the Cambridge edition of his works. All the texts are newly edited, with detailed explanatory notes and a full textual apparatus showing the variants between the manuscripts and later versions, and the Introduction gives an account of their compositional history. This edition thus enables readers, scholars and students to trace Lawrence's extraordinary and rapid development as a writer and to compare the original forms of these stories with what he subsequently went on to make of them.
N. H. Reeve is Reader and Head of Department in English at the University of Wales, Swansea.
Date of Birth:
September 11, 1885
Date of Death:
March 2, 1930
Place of Birth:
Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England
Place of Death:
Nottingham University College, teacher training certificate, 1908
Table of Contents
General editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Cue-titles; Introduction; 'The Vicar's Garden' (1907); 'The Shadow in the Rose Garden' (1914); 'A Page from the Annals of Gresleia' (1907); 'Ruby-Glass' (1907); 'The White Stocking' (1907); 'The White Stocking' (1914); 'Odour of Chrysanthemums' [Version 2] (1910); 'Odour of Chrysanthemums' [Version 3] (1911); 'Intimacy' (1911);'The Harassed Angel' (1911); 'Vin Ordinaire' (1914); 'The Blind Man' [Version 1] (1918); 'Wintry Peacock' [Version 1] (1919); Appendix. The July 1914 ending of 'Odour of Chrysanthemums'; Explanatory notes; Textual apparatus; Line-end hyphenation; A note on pounds, shillings and pence.