My Days and Dreams

Edward CARPENTER (1844 - 1929)

Hard to imagine now, but there have been times and places where just wearing sandals could get you labeled as being in rebellion against established society. Two such places were Berkeley, California in the early 1960s and Millthorpe, England in the 1880s. Millthorpe was home to Edward Carpenter (1844-1929), an English socialist poet, philosopher, and activist who abandoned his upper crust life and university sinecure to grow market vegetables and handcraft sandals for a living. Carpenter’s search for the well-lived life, his passions and concerns resonate uncannily with the mood of long ago Berkeley. In this frank memoir, Carpenter explores how he “escaped from the domination of Civilization in its two most fatal and much-detested forms, respectability and cheap intellectualism.” - Summary by Sue Anderson

Genre(s): Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface; Brighton, Part 1 Sue Anderson
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Play 02 Brighton, Part 2 Sue Anderson
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Play 03 My Parents Sue Anderson
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Play 04 Cambridge, Part 1 Sue Anderson
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Play 05 Cambridge, Part 2 Sue Anderson
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Play 06 University Extension and Northern Towns Sue Anderson
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Play 07 Bradway amd Towards Democracy Sue Anderson
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Play 08 Manual Work and Market-Gardening Sue Anderson
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Play 09 Sheffield and Socialism; Addendum to Ch. VII Sue Anderson
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Play 10 Trade and Philosophy Sue Anderson
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Play 11 Millthorpe and Household Life, Part 1 Sue Anderson
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Play 12 Millthorpe and Household Life, Part 2 Sue Anderson
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Play 13 Millthorpiana, Part 1 Sue Anderson
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Play 14 Millthorpiana, Part 2 Sue Anderson
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Play 15 The Story of My Books, Part 1 Sue Anderson
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Play 16 The Story of My Books, Part 2 Sue Anderson
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Play 17 Personalities - I, Part 1 Sue Anderson
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Play 18 Personalities - I, Part 2 Sue Anderson
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Play 19 Personalities - II, Part 1 Sue Anderson
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Play 20 Personalities - II, Part 2 Sue Anderson
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Play 21 London and Lectures Sue Anderson
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Play 22 Translations and Translators Sue Anderson
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Play 23 Rural Conditions Sue Anderson
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Play 24 How the World Looks at Seventy Sue Anderson
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