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It has been described as “one of the strangest and most obsessive books ever written”. If Ashbee was not my secret life pdf download actual author, it is suggested that he may well have been the compiler of the work’s lengthy, detailed, and very imperfect index, and have provided other editorial assistance and help in getting the book into print.

Richard Clarke Nov 11, The encyclopedia of censorship. No-one really knows the true identity of “Walter”.

Wordsworth Edition of My Secret Life. The most commonly suggested author is Henry Spencer Ashbee — It was not until my secret life pdf download the work in its entirety was published openly in the UK, by Arrow Books. In spite of “Walter’s” obsessive womanising over a period of several decades, only a few of his partners are of his own social class.

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My Secret Life by Walter. Bullough — described the book as “one of the most valuable sources of information on sexual attitudes and practices in the last part of the nineteenth century in the English speaking world”, with over 4, pages in the original edition.

Granada Publishing, ; pp. The British Library has a set that it believes was published in aboutbut “The imprint is probably false; printed in Belgium?

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Was she a har-lot or not, wandering about alone? For the next hundred years, it remained banned and considered obscene and pornographic. Henry would be 25 years old.

The introduction by Gershon Legman suggest that Ashbee is the author. Views Read Edit View history.

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The question of how much the book is a record of true experiences whether of Ashbee or another writerand how much is fiction or erotic fantasy can probably never be fully resolved. UK’s Channel 4 broadcasts “Walter: It was first published in a private edition of eleven volumes, at the expense of the author, including an imperfect index, which appeared over seven years beginning around The my secret life pdf download majority are either prostitutes, servants or working class women.

Kuchling The Observer newspaper. The Longman companion to Victorian fiction. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gambols Frisky, frolicsome movements Lapunar A brothel. We went down to Lord A With my secret life pdf download, heated, irritable, thirsty, worn out, we arose; the men quiet, the women quarrelsome.

Basic Books, ; pp. In the twentieth century My Secret Life was pirated and reprinted in a number of abridged versions that were frequently suppressed for obscenity. This would appear to reflect the realities of his time. The first edition was probably printed by Auguste Brancart[4] [5] in an impression my secret life pdf download only 25 copies. UK publisher successfully issues “Wordsworth Editions” not in printyears after original publication.