The Trespasser

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Myna Classics, 2009 - Fiction - 188 pages
Based on a diary of his friend Helen Corke, The Trespasser (1912) was Lawrence's second published novel. Violinist Siegmund and his former pupil Helena escape to the Isle of Wight for a romantic holiday. For Siegmund, these five precious days are a welcome respite from an unhappy marriage. For Helena, twelve years younger, they offer a rare taste of personal and emotional freedom. The idyll is set. But as the days go by, and guilt and reality begin to take hold, the brooding Siegmund knows that he must soon return to face his wife and children...

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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.

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