D.H. Lawrence eBooks Gain New Relevance as Miners Make Headlines: "D.H. Lawrence Showed Humanity Through Stories about Miners
Although he is now best remembered for Lady Chatterley's Lover, when D.H. Lawrence started writing, he wrote as a coal miner's son. The eloquence of Lawrence's writing brought the plight of coal miners and their families into the canon of English Literature. In Sons and Lovers, he describes a somewhat posh girl meeting a miner, who laughs off the dark dangers of the mine. 'She realised the life of the miners, hundreds of them toiling below earth and coming up at evening. He seemed to her noble. He risked his life daily, and with gaiety.'"