What Do I Read Next?
• Sons and Lovers, D. H. Lawrence’s autobiographical novel from 1913, involves a very similar relationship between a miner and his wife as that portrayed in ‘‘Odour of Chrysanthemums.’’
• D. H. Lawrence’s essay ‘‘Cocksure Women and Hensure Men,’’ in Phoenix II: Uncollected, Unpublished, and Other Prose Works by D. H. Lawrence, published in 1968, is a brief and stark statement of Lawrence’s view of problems in relations between the sexes.
• Modern Times: Reflections on a Century of English Modernity, edited by Mica Nava and Alan O’Shea and published in 1996, is a valuable introduction to many of the major social and cultural movements of the early twentieth century.
• The Twentieth-Century Mind: History, Ideas, and Literature in Britain, written by C. B. Cox and A. E. Dyson and published in 1972. Volumes I and II provide a general introduction to the historical and cultural contexts in which Lawrence was writing.