Lawrence was an early 20th century controversial English writer. His works include; essays, novels, short stories, poems, plays, literary criticism and paintings. He believed that industrialization had dehumanized society. Emotional health and sexuality were common themes in his works. This collection of short stories was written between 1913 and1921. Many are set against the background of World War I. Stories included are: England My England, Tickets, Please, The Blind Man, Monkey Nuts, Wintry Peacock, You Touched Me, Samson and Delilah, The Primrose Path, The House dealer's Daughter, and fanny and Annie.