D. H. Lawrence, in full David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930), was an English author of novels, poems, plays, short stories, essays and travel books. He is valued by many as a visionary thinker and significant representative of modernism, as well as one of the finest writers in English literature. His novels "Sons and Lovers" (1913), "The Rainbow" (1915), and "Women in Love" (1920) made him one of the most influential English writers of the 20th century. Much is said of Lawrence's fiction, but many have forgotten about his remarkable travel writing. "Twilight in Italy" is a small book of travel essays, worth reading for the light they throw on the context of Lawrence's work. The novel takes us on a foot tour of the Alps all the way down into the Verdant Gardens and the sun-soaked plazas of Italy. Lawrence gives us small stories here and there that not only share a sense of place, but also relate the experience of a real traveler.