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"With my somewhat vague aspiring mind, to be imprisoned in the rude details of a most material life was often irksome." -- Edward Carpenter
Edward Carpenter (29 August 1844 – 28 June 1929) was an English socialist poet, socialist philosopher, anthologist, and early gay activist.

A leading figure in late 19th- and early 20th-century Britain, he was instrumental in the foundation of the Fabian Society and the Labour Party. A poet and writer, he was a close friend of Walt Whitman and Rabindranath Tagore, corresponding with many famous figures such as Annie Besant, Isadora Duncan, Havelock Ellis, Roger Fry, Mahatma Gandhi, James Keir Hardie, J. K. Kinney, Jack London, George Merrill, E D Morel, William Morris, E R Pease, John Ruskin, and Olive Schreiner.

As a philosopher he is particularly known for his publication of Civilisation, Its Cause and Cure in which he proposes that civilisation is a form of disease that human societies pass through. Civilisations, he says, rarely last more than a thousand years before collapsing, and no society has ever passed through civilisation successfully. His 'cure' is a closer association with the land and greater development of our inner nature. Although derived from his experience of Hindu mysticism, and referred to as 'mystical socialism', his thoughts parallel those of several writers in the field of psychology and sociology at the start of the twentieth century, such as Boris Sidis, Sigmund Freud and Wilfred Trotter who all recognised that society puts ever increasing pressure on the individual that can result in mental and physical illnesses such as neurosis and the particular nervousness which was then described as neurasthenia.

A strong advocate of sexual freedom, living in a gay community near Sheffield, he had a profound influence on both D. H. Lawrence and E. M. Forster.

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Total Books: 388
Pagan  Christian Creeds Their Origin and Meaning
Pagan and Christian Creeds Their Origin and Meaning
The Hoo Peninsula Landscape
2016 - The Hoo Peninsula Landscape [Informed Conservation] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781848022256
ISBN-10: 1848022255
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Reference, Engineering & Transportation, Politics & Social Sciences
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From Adam's Peak to Elephanta Sketches in Ceylon and India
A Visit to a Gnani From Adams Peak to Elephanta Originally Published in 1900
2012 - A VIsit to a Gnani From Adams Peak to Elephanta Originally Published in 1900 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781478233435
ISBN-10: 1478233435
Genre: Travel
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The Intermediate Sex A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women
2012 - The Intermediate Sex a Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781451013214
ISBN-10: 1451013213
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Pagan and Christian Creeds Their Origin and Meaning - The Original Classic Edition
The Intermediate Sex
2011 - The Intermediate Sex (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781447417729
ISBN-10: 1447417720
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Self-Help, Medical Books
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Solar Myths And Christian Festivals
2010 - Solar Myths and Christian Festivals (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781161518979
ISBN-10: 1161518975
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Iolus anthology of friendship
2010 - Iolus Anthology of Friendship (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781149419199
ISBN-10: 1149419199
Genre: History
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Iolus an Anthology of Friendship Ed by E Carpenter
2010 - Iolus an Anthology of Friendship Ed By E Carpenter (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781148614014
ISBN-10: 114861401X
Genre: History
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The Drama of Love and Death
2010 - The Drama of Love and Death (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781148062648
ISBN-10: 1148062645
Genres: Parenting & Relationships, Religion & Spirituality, Self-Help
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Samuel Carpenter and His Descendants
2010 - Samuel Carpenter and His Descendants (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143235214
ISBN-10: 1143235215
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England's Ideal And Other Papers on Social Subjects
2010 - England's Ideal and Other Papers on Social Subjects (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781458826213
ISBN-10: 145882621X
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Towards Democracy
2010 - Towards Democracy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142709105
ISBN-10: 1142709108
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Wenn Die Menschen Reif Zur Liebe Werden Eine Reihe Von Aufstzen ber Das Verhltnis Der Beiden Geschlechter
The Drama of Love and Death A Study of Human Evolution and Transfiguration
2010 - The Drama of Love and Death a Study of Human Evolution and Transfiguration (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142905644
ISBN-10: 1142905640
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The Art of Creation Essays On the Self and Its Powers
2010 - The Art of Creation Essays on the Self and Its Powers (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141478965
ISBN-10: 114147896X
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Days with Walt Whitman With Some Notes On His Life and Work
2010 - Days with Walt Whitman with Some Notes on His Life and Work (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141485444
ISBN-10: 1141485443
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Desirable Mansions A Tract
2010 - Desirable Mansions a Tract (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781141569199
ISBN-10: 1141569191
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Civilisation Its Cause and Cure and Other Essays
2010 - Civilisation Its Cause and Cure and Other Essays (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141644704
ISBN-10: 1141644703
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2009 - Iolus (Paperback)
2008 - No/nsense VIews From the Borderland [Living Time World Poetry] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Towards Democracy the First Edition [Living Time World Poetry] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Pagan and Christian Creeds [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)
2007 - Never Again [Dodo Press] (Paperback)
1994 - Romney Marsh in Old Photographs [Britain in Old Photographs] (Paperback)Paperback
1984 - Selected Writings [Gay Modern Classics - v. 1] (Hardcover)Paperback
Edward Carpenter 1844-1929 Democratic Author and Poet [Friends of Dr. Williams's Library. Lecture, 24th, 1970] (Hardcover)