New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's red cloth over black cloth covered boards, upper board blindstamped, spine gilt, top edge stained blue, original dust jacket.
“Lawrence is dead for a month, but he doesn’t seem dead, not a bit. They are arguing and quarreling about him just as ever” (Frieda Lawrence to Mabel Luhan, April 1st, 1930). First US edition of this memoir on Prussian aristocrat and D.H. Lawrence’s original “Lady Chatterley” Frieda Lawrence. Edited by E. W. Tedlock, this amalgam of Frieda’s incomplete autobiography, letters, and twelve original essays was praised for the scholar’s ability to organize her fragmented works into a coherent and revealing study. Chronicling from early childhood through Frieda’s efforts to upend her husband’s controversial reputation after his death, this revelatory text remains an invaluable resource on D.H. as well as on the world of early 20th-century literature. Includes Tedlock’s detailed notes providing context to the correspondences along with an appendix, chronology, and index. Frontispiece photograph of the couple taken by Witter Bynner in Mexico in 1923; typography, binding, and jacket design by George Salter. Three small stains to top edge of text block, else fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #3167