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The Drama of Love and Death

A Study of Human Evolution and Transfiguration, 1st Edition

By Edward Carpenter


300 pages

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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 humankind and how these views evolved up until the early twentieth century. This title will be of interest to students of Sociology and Anthropology.

Table of Contents

The Delphian Sibyl Overlooking the Earth; 1. Introductory 2. The Beginnings of Love 3.Love as an Art 4. Its Ultimate Meaning 5. The Art of Dying 6. The Passage of Death 7. Is there an After-Death State? 8. The Underlying Self 9. Survival of the Self 10. The Inner Spiritual Body 11. The Creation and Materialisations of Forms 12. Reincarnation 13. The Divine Soul 14. The Return Journey 15.The Mystery of Personality 16. Conclusion; Appendix; Index.

About the Series

Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

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 set expand on the well-known poet and philosopher’s socialist views, his studies of Hinduism and his ideas of ‘intermediate types’ which was a particularly important theory in the history of LGBT activism.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Death & Dying