Military Report on the Sinai Peninsula
Towards 'An English Fourth'
Seven Pillars of Wisdom, The Complete 1922 Text
Paperback edition in preparation
'The Mint' and Later Writings About Service Life
Boats for the R.A.F. 1929-1935
reports and correspondence
The Forest Giant
Correspondence with Bernard and Charlotte Shaw
Correspondence with E. M. Forster and F.L. Lucas
More Correspondence with Writers (forthcoming)
Correspondence with Henry Williamson
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The Writings and Letters of T. E. Lawrence
Series editor Jeremy Wilson
Authorised Biographer of T.E. Lawrence
Research Fellow, University of Bristol
Forthcoming - autumn 2015
T. E. Lawrence, Correspondence with the Political Elite 1922-1935
T. E. Lawrence Letters series
Many of T.E. Lawrence's contemporaries found it incomprehensible that, while serving in the ranks as Aircraftman T.E. Shaw, he should remain on friendly terms with members of the political élite, some of whom he had known while advising Winston Churchill in the Colonial Office. There was surely a contradiction between these continuing relationships and his rejection of social status.
This volume does not attempt to explain the contradiction. Rather, it puts on record evidence about the nature of these friendships - some close, some respectful, others relatively slight.
The correspondents are Viscountess Astor, Tory MP for Plymouth Sutton; John Buchan, Unionist MP for the Combined Scottish Universities; Winston Churchill, former Secretary of State for the Colonies and later MP for Epping, and his remarkable Private Secretary Edward Marsh; Lionel Curtis, Fellow of All Souls, editor of the Round Table, and one of the founding organisers of the Royal Institute of International Affairs; Geoffrey Dawson, Fellow of All Souls and Editor of The Times; Lord Lothian, Cabinet Minister, and Ernest Thurtle, the Labour MP for Shoreditch who was responsible, with Lawrence's help, for the abolition of the death penalty for cowardice in the British Army.
FORTHCOMING, winter 2015-16
T. E. Lawrence, Correspondence with Edward and David Garnett
T. E. Lawrence Letters, Volume VII
- Announcement to follow
T. E. Lawrence, Translating the Bruce Rogers 'Odyssey'
T. E. Lawrence Letters seriesLawrence's translation The Odyssey of Homer has been continuously in print since it was first published in 1932. It ranks alongside Seven Pillars of Wisdom as one of his finest literary achievements. And, like the subscribers' Seven Pillars, the first printing has become one of the most prized fine-press books of the 20th century.
This volume brings together correspondence between Lawrence, Bruce Rogers, Wilfred Merton, Emery Walker, Geoffrey Cumberlege and others, to tell the story of the 1932 Bruce Rogers Odyssey, both as a text and a printed book. Like Boats for the RAF, it sheds new light on an important facet of Lawrence's career.
T. E. Lawrence, More Correspondence with Writers
T. E. Lawrence Letters, Volume VI
This volume, one of the largest in the T E. Lawrence Letters series, contains over 200 letters. Its theme is the significant relationships that Lawrence developed with writers not included elsewhere in these volumes. These are exchanges where for some reason an initial contact developed a warmth that went further than mere acquaintance. Some of the exchanges are substantial - for example, the correspondences with C.M. Doughty, Frederic Manning, and Siegfried Sassoon. We have also included a number of shorter exchanges which seemed to us to belong here.Detailed information
List of letters
T. E. Lawrence, Boats for the R.A.F.
Reports and correspondence, 1931-1935
Fine-press edition of 227 numbered copies
432 pages, frontispiece, photographs, fold-out plans, chronology, indexes
Boats for the RAF: gate-fold plate reproducing a
drawing of an RAF 200 Class Seaplane Tender
Subscribers tell us this is one of the most remarkable volumes in the edition so far. It is also one of the largest. It brings together the texts of widely scattered reports and correspondence to tell the story of Lawrence's final service years in more detail than ever before. Illustrations include photographs from the album presented to Lawrence by the British Power Boat Company as well as contemporary plans from the company's archive.Detailed information
List of letters and documents
T. E. Lawrence, Correspondence with E. M. Forster and F. L. Lucas
T. E. Lawrence Letters, Volume V
Fine-press edition of 377 numbered copies
328 pages, colour frontispiece, index
The main part of this volume consists of Lawrence's correspondence with E.M. Forster together with their published writings about one another. Forster was one of the most important critics of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, during the period that Lawrence was making the subscribers' abridgement.
The edition also includes Forster's draft pre-war section of the collection of Lawrence letters that he began editing in 1936. He later withdrew from the project for fear of libel actions, and it was taken over by David Garnett.
The critic and writer F.L. Lucas, a friend of Forster's, was, like Forster, a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Lawrence was deeply impressed by Lucas's published poetry and asked Forster to arrange an introduction. The two corresponded occasionally for several years.Detailed information
List of letters
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- Index of Lawrence's principal correspondences
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