Edward Carpenter

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Edward Carpenter

England 1844 – 1929

Comments: Pagan; socialist; poet; philosopher; anthologist; "Uranian", gay activist; "Mystical socialism" ; environmental protection, animal rights, sexual freedom, the Women's movement and vegetarianism;

Teachers; George Cecil Ives; Oscar Wilde; Sheridan le Fanu; Frederick Denison Maurice; John Ruskin; Hindu teacher called Gnani; Edward De Lacy Evans aka Ellen Tremaye;

Students; A. R. Orage ; J. William Lloyd; Sigmund Freud; D. H. Lawrence; Sri Aurobindo; E. M. Forster' ; G Lowes Dickinson; Reginald Ashley Caton of Fortune Press (1897–1971);

Friends: Havelock Ellis; Walt Whitman; Rabindranath Tagore; Annie Besant; Isadora Duncan; Havelock Ellis; Mahatma Gandhi; J. K. Kinney; Jack London; William Morris; E R Pease; John Ruskin; Olive Schreiner; Ralph Chubb; Montague Summers; John Addington Symonds ; Edward Anthony Beck ; George Hukin; George Merrill; Alice Bunker Stockham, who published him in America;


Organizations; Fabian Society; the Labour Party; Sheffield Socialist Society;

Author: Pagan and Christian Creeds -their origins and meanings; Civilization, Its Cause and Cure; Towards Democracy; Adam's Peak to Elephanta; The Intermediate Sex; Homogenic Love and Its Place in a Free Society 1894; Sex Love and Its Place in a Free Society,1894; Marriage in Free Society, 1894; Love's Coming of Age, 1896; Ioläus, An Anthology of Friendship - An anthology of literary quotes about (primarily) male friendship, from David and Jonathan to Walt Whitman, particularly those verging on romantic love, 1917; Intermediate Types Among Primitive Folk, 1914 (Homosexuality in the Ancients world);

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Carpenter; read him here - http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/c#a657 - http://www.sacred-texts.com/lgbt/iol/index.htm and here - http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/pcc/index.htm ; http://www.sacred-texts.com/lgbt/lca/index.htm; http://www.sacred-texts.com/lgbt/itp/index.htm; listen to one story here - http://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-007/ ; http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/12/the-curing-of-australia-s-first-transgender-man/282447/ ;