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Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter


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The Drama of Love and Death: A Study of Human Evolution and Transfiguration

The Drama of Love and Death: A Study of Human Evolution and Transfiguration

1st Edition

Edward Carpenter
May 27, 2017

Love and Death are two major facets of the whole of human existence and in The Drama of Love and Death, Carpenter attempts to analyse the interplay of love and death in everyday life. Originally published in 1912, this study focuses on how love and death are perceived and treated in the history of...

England's Ideal and Other Papers on Social Subjects

England's Ideal and Other Papers on Social Subjects

1st Edition

Edward Carpenter
May 27, 2017

Originally published in 1887, Edward Carpenter’s England’s Ideal and other Papers on Social Subjects is a collection of his essays in the field of Social Science with a focus on English society at the time of writing. His writing was so influential that there was a near constant demand in the late...

Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure: And Other Essays

Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure: And Other Essays

1st Edition

Edward Carpenter
May 27, 2017

This volume, originally published in 1889 with this edition published in 1912, contains Carpenter's famous essays on civilisation and his theory that it is a disease of mankind that must be cured. Papers included in this collection discuss the rampant ill-health suffered by society as well as...

Light from the East: Being Letters on Gñanam, The Divine Knowledge

Light from the East: Being Letters on Gñanam, The Divine Knowledge

1st Edition

Hon. P. Arunáchalam, Edward Carpenter
May 27, 2017

Light from the East collates letters between Hon. P. Arunáchalam of the legislative council of Ceylon and Edward Carpenter, which expand on issues of the Gñanam or divine knowledge. Carpenter edited these letters for publication in 1927 as well as writing additional articles on issues such as...

Towards Democracy

Towards Democracy

1st Edition

Edward Carpenter
May 24, 2017

Edward Carpenter’s Towards Democracy is well-known as a starting point of his later work. Originally written in 1881 whilst taking a break from lecturing in Universities across the UK, this four-volume poem dwells mainly on themes of freedom and equality; values that Carpenter wrote upon many times...

The Healing of Nations and the Hidden Sources of their Strife

The Healing of Nations and the Hidden Sources of their Strife

1st Edition

Edward Carpenter
May 24, 2017

Originally published in 1915 in the middle of World War I, Carpenter explores the effects that the war was having on society and humankind as a whole from first-hand experience. In particular, papers focus on the differences between Germany and England, the causes of the war and suggestions for...

Intermediate Types among Primitive Folk: A Study in Social Evolution

Intermediate Types among Primitive Folk: A Study in Social Evolution

1st Edition

Edward Carpenter
May 23, 2017

Intermediate Types among Primitive Folk expands on Carpenter’s idea of the Intermediate type; a person of mixed sexes such as a feminine body with a masculine mind or vice versa. Originally published in 1914, this text explores the role that intermediate types played amongst early civilisations as...

A Visit to a Gñáni: Or Wise Man of the East

A Visit to a Gñáni: Or Wise Man of the East

1st Edition

Edward Carpenter
March 16, 2017

Originally published in 1911, this edition published in 1920, this text comprises of an excerpt from Carpenter’s Adam’s Peak to Elephanta, originally published in 1892, which details his travels in India and Ceylon. This excerpt in particular details his visit to a Gñáni, or religious wise man, and...

The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women

The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women

1st Edition

Edward Carpenter
March 15, 2017

The Intermediate sex collates papers from Edward Carpenter on his ideas about intermediate types. Carpenter claims that there are those in societies who hold an intermediate position between the two sexes and may have an inner sex in their mind that is different from their biological sex....

The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

1st Edition

Edward Carpenter
January 06, 2017

This collection of Edward Carpenter’s works provides an in-depth insight to his most important studies throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries including Civilisation: It’s Cause and Cure, The Light from the East and The Drama of Love and Death. The ten titles included in this...

Towards Industrial Freedom

Towards Industrial Freedom

1st Edition

Edward Carpenter
December 01, 2015

Originally published in 1917 in the midst of World War I, Carpenter argues that industry in pre-war Britain was simply exploitation of labour for private gain and attempts to look toward a future with more socialist values. The papers in this study explore the negative aspects of industrial life...

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