This early work by D
H. Lawrence was originally published in 1925 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. St Mawr is a short novel, first published in 1925. The heroine of the story, Lou Witt, leaves her fruitless marriage and a cynical post-First World War England. Her sense of alienation is associated with her encounter with a high-spirited stallion, the St Mawr whose name provides the title for this tale. David Herbert Lawrence was born on 11 September 1885 at Eastwood, a small mining town in the North of England. He was a prolific novelist and poet, responsible for some of the finest modernist works of the twentieth century.