Odour of Chrysanthemums

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NAME OF THE BOOK - Odour Of Chrysanthemums.
NAME OF THE AUTHOR - David Herbert Lawrence (D H Lawrence).
SOURCE - eBook.
No. of Pages - 11.
PUBLISHERS DETAILS - Published in "The English Review" Magazine, in June 1911 by editor "Ford Madox Hueffer". He was also an author of various books written under the name of "Ford Madox Ford".
ABOUT THE AUTHOR - David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England. He was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter. His notable works include Novels (Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love, Lady Chatterley's Lover), Short Stories (Odour of Chrysanthemums, Daughters of the Vicar, The Man who loved Islands), Play (The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd), etc. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health & vitality, spontaneity, and instinct. In his later years he continued to write despite his failing health. In his last months he wrote numerous poems, reviews and essays. He died at the Villa Robermond in Venice, France, in March 1930, from complications of tuberculosis, after being discharged from a TB sanatorium.
DESCRIPTION OF THE STORY - "Odour of Chrysanthemums" focuses on a dramatic moment in the life of Mrs. Elizabeth Bates and the accidental death of her husband, Walter Bates. The story goes on telling about a Nottinghamshire coal miner's wife, a young mother, waiting for her abusive husband Walter Bates to come home. She blames his drinking for his absence. It turns out he has been killed in a pit accident. Laying out his corpse, after it is brought home from the mine, makes her realize they never really knew each other. Upon the discovery that her husband has died, the protagonist, Elizabeth…...

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