T.E.Lawrence: Tormented Hero

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Fonthill Media, Jan 24, 2017 - Literary Criticism
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 In T. E. Lawrence: Tormented Hero, Andrew Norman sheds new light on Lawrence of Arabia, who remains a mystery to this day. Lawrence s sexual orientation is discussed in detail, including his dislike of physical relationships, and it is suggested that he suffered from sexual aversion disorder. Evidence that he was beaten on several occasions, at his own request, comes from several sources and appears to be irrefutable. New light is shed on his fatal motorcycle crash in May 1935, and evidence is presented showing that it occurred in a different location and manner to that which is generally supposed. Photographs taken at the time are compared with the present day topography of the site to support this entirely new theory. Other aspects of his life which are discussed, include his relationship with his parents, notably his problematical relationship with his mother Sarah; his role in the Arab Revolt and subsequent disillusionment; his friendship with some of the literati of the day including E. M. Forster, George Bernard Shaw, and Robert Graves; his love for and veneration of Thomas Hardy; how Shaw s wife Charlotte, became his confidante; and how he took Lady Astor pillion riding on his motorcycle.

 

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Contents

Churchill Attempts to Make Amends
Dream and Reality
Sir Hugh Trenchard and the
Bovington Camp and Clouds Hill
John Bruces Story
A Return to the RAF 27 The Mint
E M Forster
George Bernard Shaw

Lord Kitchener
Emir Abdulla 7 Lawrences Role
Gertrude Bell
Sherif Hussein
Emir Feisal
The Arab Campaign
General Allenby
Disillusionment
14 Degradation
Was Lawrence Recognised by the Turks? Was he Betrayed?
Rape as a Weapon of
Onward to Victory
Discord
Churchill and the Paris Peace Conference
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Charlotte Shaw
Thomas Hardy
Florence Hardy
Robert Graves
Lady Astor
Was Lawrence Telling the Truth?
Rape Trauma Syndrome
Lawrences Sexual Orientation
The Crash
A Reappraisal of the Crash
Aftermath
The Effigy
Picture Section Epilogue
Appendices Bibliography
Copyright

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About the author (2017)

Andrew Norman was born in Newbury, Berkshire, in 1943. Having been educated in Zimbabwe and Oxford, he qualified in medicine at the Radcliffe Infirmary. From 1972 to 1983, Norman worked as a general practitioner in Dorset before a spinal injury cut short his medical career. He is now an established writer whose published works include biographies of Thomas Hardy, Adolf Hitler, Agatha Christie, Enid Blyton, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Mugabe and Charles Darwin.