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Biography pages:

Who was 'Lawrence of Arabia'

Introductory biography

T. E. Lawrence as writer

Chronology of Lawrence's life




Memorials to Lawrence

Some quotations

T. E. Lawrence manuscripts

Books dedicated to Lawrence

Research and discussion

The state of T.E. Lawrence scholarship

Rejected legend

David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia


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Jeremy Wilson


Page updated May 2012

Literary works dedicated to T. E. Lawrence

Literary dedications to T. E. Lawrence include the following (listed in chronological order):

Robert Graves

'The Pier Glass' (poem), dedicated 'To T. E. Lawrence, who helped me with it'. Published in The Pier Glass (London, Secker, 1921).

On English Poetry (London, Heinemann, 1922). Dedicated 'To T. E. Lawrence of Arabia and All Souls College, Oxford and to W. H. R. Rivers of the Solomon Islands and St. John's College, Cambridge, my gratitude for valuable critical help, and the dedication of this book'.

'The Clipped Stater' (poem), dedicated 'To Thomas Edward Shaw', published in Welchman's Hose (London, The Fleuron Press, 1925).

My Head! My Head! (London, Secker, 1925). Dedicated 'To T. E. Lawrence'.

E. M. Forster

The Eternal Moment (London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1928). Dedicated 'To T.E. in the absence of anything else'.

F. L. Lucas

Cécile (London, Chatto & Windus, 1930). Dedicated 'To the author of "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom"'.

Frederick Manning

'Apologia Dei' (essay), dedicated 'To T. E. Shaw'. Published in Scenes and Portraits (revised and enlarged edition, London, Peter Davies, 1930).

John Buchan

Julius Caesar (London, Peter Davies, 1932). Dedicated 'To my friend Aircraftsman T. E. Shaw' (sic., corrected to 'Aircraftman' in later printings).

B. H. Liddell Hart

The Ghost of Napoleon (London, Faber & Faber, 1933). Dedicated 'To "T.E." who trod this road before 1914'.

Henry Williamson

Salar the Salmon (London, Faber & Faber, 1935). Dedicated 'To T. E. Lawrence of Seven Pillars of Wisdom and V. M. Yeates of Winged Victory'.

The information above is taken from Lawrence of Arabia, the Authorised Biography by Jeremy Wilson (London, Heinemann, 1989) p. 1144.


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