Location: Cremated, ashes mixed in cement and used in the the construction of a memorial altar. D. H. Lawrence Ranch, San Cristobal, Taos County, New Mexico, United States
Cause of death: Tuberculosis
Photos taken by: David N. Lotz
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English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist and literary critic who is is perhaps best known for his novels Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love and Lady Chatterley's Lover. When the unexpurgated edition of Lady Chatterley's Lover was published by Penguin Books in Britain in 1960, the trial of Penguin under the Obscene Publications Act of 1959 became a major public event and a test of the new obscenity law. The 1959 act made it possible for publishers to escape conviction if they could show that a work was of literary merit. The not guilty verdict resulted in a far greater degree of freedom for publishing explicit material in the UK and the subsequent publication of the book ensured Lawrence’s popularity with a wider public.