A D. H.
1885, September 11th: born at Eastwood,
Nottinghamshire, in the North of England. His father was a collier and his
mother left teaching to look after her children.
1906: went to Nottingham University College after some teaching.
1908: taught in Croydon, a suburb of London.
1910: broke engagement with Jessie Chambers (Miriam in Sons and Lovers), became
engaged to Louie Burrow. His mother died.
1911: Finished first poems and published The White Peacock.
1912: After a serious illness went back to Eastwood, where he met Frieda von
Richthofen Weekley, the sister of a german aviation ace and the wife of a former
professor of his. In May they eloped together first to Germany, then to Italy.
1913: published Sons and Lovers.
1914: returned to England in June and lived in poverty with Frieda. They were
thought to be spies and his passport was retired. Wrote The Sisters.
1915: published The Rainbow.
1916: published Twilight in Italy.
1919, November: was able to leave England for good, returning only for short
1920-21: lived in Italy, especially in Sicily.
1921, January: visited Sardinia.
1921: Wrote Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious; translated Mastro don Gesualdo
by Sicilian novelist Giovanni Verga. Travelled to Ceylon and Australia.
1923: Wrote Kangaroo; published Studies in Classic American literature.
1924: wrote The Boy in the Bush. Lived in New Mexico, guest of an American
admirer, Mabel Dodge Luhan, where he wrote The Plumed Serpent, Mornings in
Mexico and St. Mawr.
1925: returned to Europe in September.
1926-29: wrote Apocalipse, Lady Chatterly's Lover and the pamphlet Pornography
1930, March 2nd: died in the south of France of tuberculosis.