|Content Description||Addresses her as 'My dear Catherine'; has heard from Lady Ottoline Morrell who knows she is the villainess of the 'new book' [Hermione Roddice in 'Women in Love'] and has offered to send her the MS.|
Has read 'Sportsmans Sketches' and thinks Turgenev 'critical, like Katherine Mansfield, and also a sort of male old maid'; describes foreign writers Turgenev, Tolstoi, Dostoevsky and Flaubert as 'obvious and coarse' and praises English literature; the English art of [Thomas] Hardy and Fennimore Cooper is 'lovely mature and sensitive' and D'Annuzio is 'cruder and stupider' than 'The Trespasser'.
Asks her not to let anyone but Don [Donald Carswell] read his novel ['Women in Love'] and to prevent 'Aunt Barbara' [Barbara Low] from having the book; hopes she is feeling better and that her work is going better now; signed 'D.H. Lawrence'
|Publication Note||Harry T. Moore, 'The Intelligent Heart: The Story of D.H. Lawrence' (New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Young, 1954) pp 219-20|
James T. Boulton and Andrew Robertson, eds. 'The Letters of D.H. Lawrence' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984) vol III, pp 41-2