England, My England and Other Stories
The fourteen short stories collected in this volume were written between 1913 and 1921, most of them against the background of the 1914-18 War. All but one were published in slightly different versions by magazines and periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic. Ten were selected and revised by Lawrence for his collection England, My England published in 1922 in the United States and 1924 in Britain. Some of the stories included in this volume are "Tickets Please", "The Blind Man", "Monkey Nuts", "Wintry Peacock", "Hadrian", "Samson and Delilah", "The Primrose Path", "The Horse-Dealer's Daughter", and "The Last Straw". The texts aim to recover Lawrence's own intentions, which editors and publishers all too frequently ignored or altered. Where possible, manuscripts and corrected typescripts are used as base-texts. The introduction traces the composition and revision of the stories, setting them in the context of Lawrence's life and work. The textual apparatus gives variant readings, and explanatory notes identify sources, references and quotations. The 1915 version of "England, My England" is given in an appendix.
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I have finally got D.H.Lawrence, in the tightness of a short story, it combines Lawrence's beuatiful observational descriptions of the natural world and a rural england he laments, with his views on passionate relationships between the sexes that are complex and often destructive but in short prose stop him from labouring his point somewhat. These short stories are not too abstract with symbollism, they have an earthiness about them.
England My England
The Blind Man
Hadrian You Touched Me
Samson and Delilah
The Primrose Path
UNCOLLECTED STORIES 191322
The Mortal Coil
England My England 1915 version
The HorseDealers Daughter
The Last Straw Fanny and Annie