David Herbert Lawrence (September 11, 1985 – March 2, 1930) was an English writer. Much of Lawrence’s work was based off his family life, which featured tension between his father, a coal mine worker, and his mother who was a schoolmistress.
Lawrence’s opinions as well as the sexual content of some of his works made him a lot of enemies in his homeland and some of his novels were banned for many years. Lawrence and his wife left England after World War I and mostly traveled until Lawrence became ill and the couple finally settled in Florence, Italy. Lawrence’s best known works are Sons and Lovers, Women in Love, and Lady Chatterley’s Lover.