This anthology provides a deep look at D. H. Lawrence’s thoughts on American literature, including notable essays on Benjamin Franklin, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Walt Whitman. Originally published in 1923, this volume has corrected and uncensored the text, and presents earlier versions of many of the essays.
ABOUT THE SERIES "The Cambridge edition… has restored—perhaps created—texts which are authoritative enough to stand for another fifty years." (Literary Review)
D. H. Lawrence is one of the great writers of the twentieth century—yet the texts of his writings, whether published during his lifetime or since, are textually corrupt. He was forced to accept the often-stringent house-styling of his printers, not to mention intrusive editing due to his publishers’ timidity.
A team of scholars at Cambridge University Press has worked for more than thirty years to restore the definitive texts of D. H. Lawrence. The Cambridge Edition provides texts of all of his works, which are as close as can now be determined to those he would have wished to see printed.
The texts are established through rigorous collation of all extant materials, from draft manuscripts to first book publication, identifying errors made by copyists, typists and printers; house-styling by printers; and censorship and bowdlerization by publishers.
The Cambridge Editions were published between 1979 and 2011. This is the first time they have been available in eBook form.
This definitive collection of D. H. Lawrence’s poems, both previously published and some not, presents here with the poems in their intended forms, reversing censorship and correcting long-missed errors for the first time. The texts are accompanied by a comprehensive study of the composition, publication and reception of Lawrence’s most iconic poetry. ABOUT THE SERIES "The Cambridge edition… has restored—perhaps created—texts which are authoritative enough to stand for another fifty years." (Literary Review)
D. H. Lawrence’s first collection of short stories, The Prussian Officer and Other Stories, was published in England in 1914, and contains some of his best works, chronicling accounts of the time and place—from old mining communities to pre–First World War Germany. This definitive edition of these writings presents Lawrence’s stories as he intended them. They have been cleaned of corruptions and errors, as well as providing a history of each story and of the whole collection.