David Herbert Lawrence was conceived in 1885 in Nottinghamshire, England where his dad was an collier. His experience experiencing childhood in a coal-mining family gave a great part of the motivation to Sons and Lovers. Lawrence had numerous illicit relationships with ladies throughout his life, incorporating a longstanding association with Jessie Chambers, an engagement to Louie Burrows, and an inevitable elopement to Germany with Frieda Weekley. Sons and Lovers was composed in 1913, and contains numerous personal points of interest.
A significant number of Lawrence's books were extremely dubious in light of their straight to the point treatment of sex, and both The Rainbow and Lady Chatterley's Lover were restricted amid his lifetime. This questionable treatment of sex is clear too in Sons and Lovers; Lawrence's dread of negative general assessment may have been one explanation behind his ambiguous utilization of dialect and the dark treatment of sex in the novel.