Written after the First World War when he was living in Sicily, SEA AND SARDINIA records Lawrence's journey to Sardinia and back in January 1921. It reveals his delighted response to a new landscape and people and his uncanny ability to transmute the spirit of place into literary art. Like his other travel writings the book is also a shrewd inquiry into the political and social values of an era which saw the rise of communism and fascism.
D. H. LAWRENCE (1885-1930) produced an amazing body of work: novels, stories, poems, plays, essays, travel books, translations, paintings and letters (over 5,000 of which survive).
Jill Franks is a Professor at Austin Peay State University, Tennessee