List of illustrations; Preface; Introduction; 1. The Brighton childhood; 2. A Cambridge liberal; 3. A lecturer for the people; 4. Towards democracy; 5. The Socialist revival; 6. Sheffield workers and Millthorpians; 7. Labour and civilisation; 8. Labour and Anarchism; 9. Journey to the East; 10. Humanitarianism and larger Socialism; 11. The sublimination of homosexuality; 12. George Merrill; 13. Literature and sex; 14. Critical years; 15. The Great War; 16. Last years; Epilogue; Notes; List of works by Edward Carpenter; Index.
This is the first full-scale biography of Edward Carpenter, an 'eminent Victorian' who played an intriguing role in the revival of Socialism in Britain in the late nineteenth century.