The third published novel of D. H. Lawrence, taken by many to be his earliest masterpiece, tells the story of Paul Morel, a young man and budding artist. Richard Aldington explains the semi-autobiographical nature of this masterpiece:
When you have experienced Sons and Lovers you have lived through the agonies of the young Lawrence striving to win free from his old life. Generally, it is not only considered as an evocative portrayal of working-class life in a mining community, but also an intense study of family, class and early sexual relationships.
具有自传性质的小说《儿子与情人》（Sons and Lovers，1913）是劳伦斯早期作品中最有影响的一部。这部小说讲述煤矿工人儿子保罗的成长过程，特别描写了使他自然感情遭到扭曲的“恋母情结”。
David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885-2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works, among other things, represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanizing effects of modernity and industrialization. In them, some of the issues Lawrence explores are emotional health, vitality, spontaneity and instinct.
D. H. 劳伦斯（D. H. Lawrence, 1885-1930），英国作家。他出生于诺丁汉郡的伊斯特伍德，父亲是煤矿工人，母亲是小学教师。劳伦斯中学毕业后，做过职员，教过书，后进入诺丁汉大学学院接受师范专科训练。他的第一部小说《白孔雀》（The White Peacock）于1911年发表。