Lot 554: ALS, one page, 7.25 x 10.5, January 9, 1926. Letter to his publisher Curtis Brown, in full: "I expect this will catch you before you leave London. I hope you'll have a very jolly trip with Mrs. Brown. Remember me to everybody in Taormina. I am not sure now when exactly I shall go south; may take a walking tour with Brewster in Capri—which island, by the way, is only two hours by boat from Naples. But you might send me a p.c. C/o E. H. Brewster, Torre Quatro Venti Capri (Napoli). When you are in that region, and if I am anywhere about, I'll run over to see you. Again all good wishes for the trip." In fine condition. Lawrence stayed at the Fontana Vecchia in Taormina from 1920 to 1922, where he wrote prolifically and was inspired to write the famous Lady Chatterley's Lover. In 1926, after a particularly harsh quarrel with his wife, Frieda, Lawrence left for a month, visiting artist Earl Brewster at the Villa Torre dei Quattro Venti in late February. After further traveling, Lawrence returned to London in late July, using the time to visit old childhood haunts and shape the themes of maturation within Lady Chatterly. In spite of his wanderlust, Lawrence remained busy in 1926, publishing the short story collection The Rocking Horse Winner, the novel The Plumed Serpent, and his fourth play, David.
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