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In this story Lawrence returns to his relationship with Jessie Chambers at Haggs Farm, a relationship which he explores fully in his novel 'Sons and Lovers'. The hero has moved on in the world of men and is married yet cannot forget his old love. He retraces his steps to the farm hoping for what? He finds his old love attached to a physical young man who can give the girl what he could not - pure physical love and this she prefers to his more intellectual love. Chastened, he leaves the beauty of the countryside to return to the town.
About the Author
David Herbert Lawrence was born in Nottinghamshire in 1885 and died in Vence, France, in 1930. He was the son of a coal-miner and a mother from a family with middle-class aspirations. He was a poet, novelist, travel writer, playwright, art critic as well as being one of the most consummate short story writers of the twentieth century.
Date of Birth:September 11, 1885
Date of Death:March 2, 1930
Place of Birth:Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England
Place of Death:Vence, France
Education:Nottingham University College, teacher training certificate, 1908